Epworth man jailed 2 years for sex with minor

HARARE - An Epworth man who had sex with a girl 20 years his junior has been jailed for two months.

Fabion Nyangwau, 34, admitted to underage sex with the girl at his home in Domboramwari, Epworth on March 3.

Investigations showed that they first got acquainted near his home when he asked her to accompany him to Beatrice.

Nyangwau was initially charged with rape but the charge was downgraded to having sexual intercourse with a minor.

The presiding magistrate noted that the alleged sexual molestation was consensual.

He was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment before two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.

Prosecutor Norman Tsarwe proved that on March 3, Nyangwau met the minor at her residence and asked her to accompany him to go and get some shoe polish.

The complainant agreed and they went together to 24 Mbirimi Road in Mbare.

The court heard that when they arrived, Nyangwau conversed with a man who stood by the gate but the girl could not hear what was being discussed.

The man led them into a room inside the house. Nyangwau then pushed the girl into the room since she was refusing to enter.

Nyangwau left the girl in the room and went outside to talk to the unidentified man who had ushered them in.

When he returned to the room, Nyangwau began undressing before having sexual intercourse with her.

The court heard that she tried to scream for help but no one came to her rescue.

Nyangwau dressed up and they left the room together. He later gave the girl $5.

When the complainant got home, she told her sister about the incident and later reported the matter to the police.

Nyangwau was subsequently arrested.

Comments (7)

I am finding it very hard to understand why the magistrate reached a conclusion that the sexual act was consensual. This crime of sex with minors needs to be reviewed and have minors protected. Just recently from this mbare suburb someone found with a dead pangolin inside fridge got 9yrs, Skin python 8yrs stealing cattle 9yrs, re-connecting electricity 10 yrs. Our justice system is just crazy. There has to be balance and priority with justice delivery. This poor mbare minor was pushed into the room, manipulated and Rape.

X-MAN IV - 25 April 2016

according to the oxford dictionary, consensual means relating to or involving consent or consensus. consent means permission. consensus means general agreement. i am failing to relate this with the judgment given

observer - 26 April 2016

according to the oxford dictionary, consensual means relating to or involving consent or consensus. consent means permission. consensus means general agreement. i am failing to relate this with the judgment given

observer - 26 April 2016

'she tried to scream, bt no one came to her rescue'..... yet the judge says it was consensual. ahhh

otendayi@yahoo.com - 27 April 2016

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