Lovemore Meya Court Correspondent
A Grade Six pupil from Seke who allegedly raped his neighbour’s 24-year-old mentally challenged daughter after inviting her to his house appeared in court to answer to rape charges.
The 14-year-old boy allegedly went to his neighbour’s house at around 1pm after the woman’s mother left her alone when she went to water their garden.
Allegations are that after realising that the woman was alone at home, the boy approached her and ordered her to accompany him to his house.
The woman complied and upon arrival, the boy allegedly invited her into his bedroom and raped her.
The boy ran out of luck after a fellow villager spotted him taking the woman inside the house.
Further allegations are that during the act, the villager peeped through the window and saw the boy allegedly sexually assaulting the woman.
After that, the villager informed the woman’s mother about the alleged sexual assault.
The complainant revealed to her mother that the boy had been raping her since December 2012 to March 2013 on several occasions.
The matter was reported to the police, leading to the boy’s arrest, while the woman was referred to Chitungwiza Central Hospital for medication.
A medical report was compiled by a psychiatrist to ascertain her mental challenges. Appearing before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa, the boy was not asked to plead to the charges.
He was remanded out of custody to January 19.
Mr Tendai Mukariri prosecuted.