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A THIRTEEN year-old boy from Tsholotsho has appeared in court charged with three counts of rape and indecent assault.

A Bulawayo magistrate heard that the Grade Six boy waylaid three minor girls on their way from school and led them into a bush where he had sex with all three.

Magistrate Mark Dzira on Thursday convicted the boy on his own plea of guilty to the charges.

The juvenile rapist was taken to a rehabilitation centre where he would be detained pending sentencing, as villagers threatened to kill him.

Prosecuting, Tinashe Dzipe said on November 1, 2013, the boy spotted the three girls aged between seven and eight from a distance as they were coming from school.

He then waylaid them and forced all three into a secluded area where he started fondling them.

“When the three girls got close, the boy came out of hiding and confronted them,” said Dzipe.

“He then force-marched the girls to a secluded place in the bush where he ordered them to remove their pants while threatening to assault them if they refused to comply.

“The boy went on to insert his fingers into their private parts before raping them one after the other.”

The court was told that soon after committing the crime, the teenager fled the scene while the girls proceeded home and reported the attacks to their parents who in turn alerted the police leading to the boy’s arrest.

A witness told the court that villagers were baying for the boy’s blood over the crime, which influenced the magistrate to take him to a place of safety.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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