Highlands landlord's sodomy trial date set

HARARE - The trial of a Highlands landlord who reportedly sodomised his tenant’s eight-year-old son has been set for March 19.

Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe will be presiding over the trial of Martin Gorge Blair, 32.

Blair of Ridgeway South, Highlands, is being charged with aggravated indecent assault and contravening sections of the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act.

The matter had been deferred after the State applied for Blair to undergo a mental examination under Section 26 of the Mental Health Act.

The medical examination concluded that Blair was normal and fit to stand for trial.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that sometime in September last year, the child was alone in their one-roomed house watching television.

Blair reportedly took advantage of the parents’ absence and summoned the boy to his house.

While at the house, Blair reportedly removed the child’s clothes and fondled his private parts.

He started sucking the boy’s privates and subsequently sodomised him.

The complainant cried and tried to resist the actions but Blair continued sodomising him.

Blair repeatedly approached the boy on different occasions and molested him.

He also recorded all incidences.

The abuse came to light after Blair’s mother Evelyn Blair and sister Penelope Jillian Volker discovered pornographic videos and photos in Blair’s phone.

The two proceed to Highlands Police Station where they produced the videos which showed a white man committing oral indecencies on a black juvenile’s privates.

The complainant’s father failed to identify the boy who featured in the pornographic video although the boy reported that Blair had molested and sodomised him on camera.

Comments (3)

I hope he rots in hell

cassy - 3 February 2014


Ambuya - 3 February 2014

i salute Everyln and Penelope"s actions, it takes guts to report your own son and brother

Bee - 4 February 2014

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