Guruve community was left in shock when a case of a 40 year old house owner, who bedded his tenant’s 15 year old daughter under the guise of providing comfort, was brought to the public arena.
Silos Jawo of Forester E, Mvurwi appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.
“Your Worship, I bedded her once, I wanted to comfort her since she had confided in me that she was pregnant and her stepmother was always harassing her, chasing away potential suitors and blocking employment opportunities. I was however unaware that she was a minor,” he lamented.
However the minor was adamant that the accused was aware of her age on as he had wished her a happy fifteenth birthday weeks before the sexual intercourse.
Prosecutor Carson Kundiona alleged sometime in July the complainant was seen coming out of Jawo’s bedroom by his daughter and quizzed on her move she spilt the bean leading to the arrest of Jawo
The case continues on September 9.