Five years for child abuser

BULAWAYO - A 24-year-old woman who sexually abused a seven-year-old neighbour five years ago has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Gugulethu Ncube was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for rape and child abuse by Bulawayo regional magistrate Mark Dzira.

Three years of the sentence were conditionally suspended.

In passing sentence, Dzira considered Ncube’s age and the fact that she was now a mother of three.

“I considered the fact that the accused was 18 when she committed the crime. She is a mother of two and has a three-year-old to nurse,” he said

The court heard that sometime in 2009, Ncube who was still a teenager, invited the boy who was playing with his friends to her house so that she could give him a pencil and a snot apple.

When he got to the house, the accused reportedly ordered the child to remove his clothes but the boy refused, saying he was scared that his grandmother would hit him.

Ncube threatened to beat him up and out of fear, the boy complied.

She sexually abused him once.

The court further heard that Ncube forced the boy to suckle her breasts and asked him if they were tasty.

After the incident, Ncube reportedly ordered the boy to put on his clothes and go home and threatened to beat him up if he told anyone what had happened.

The case came to light when a teacher at the school interviewed him after observing the minor fondling his manhood and poking other pupils at the primary school with his male organ.

The boy revealed that Ncube had taught him to do that.

His teacher reported the matter to the headmaster, who called the boy’s grandmother

The matter was reported to the police leading to Ncube’s arrest.

 

Comments (2)

It amazes me only five years, is it becoz the crime was committed by a woman? What is the problem with our laws?

ele - 17 April 2014

equal rights, man "rape" and woman "abuse" affirmative on crimes again.

taipei - 17 April 2014

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