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Chivhu man slapped 24 years for sodomising boy (4), for four days

Edwin Moyo

Chivhu- A Chivhu mand (20) from Sadza has been sentenced to four years behind bars for sodomising a four old boy in the bush for four days on the bounce.

The was yesterday brought before the Chivhu Magistrates’ Court facing kidnapping and aggravated indecent assault charges after sexually abusing a minor.

The accused who pleaded guilty was charged for sexual offences and indecent assault according to Section 67 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23].

Further details revealed that, accused ( name withheld for ethical reasons) person kidnapped a 4 year old boy( name withheld) for 4 days and kept him in the bush while having anal sexual intercourse with the child, Mid-Week has learnt

The state proved that on the 16th day of May 2024 at Gwatidzo village the accused person met the complainant on his way back from school.

He lured him into a nearby bush by telling him that he had been sent by his mother to collect him after school.

 He kept the boy in the bush for several days before he was caught on the 20th of May 2024.

A few days after the boy went missing again, the grandmother was informed that the child had been seen in the area, in the company of the accused person.

The villagers formed a search party leading to the accused person’s arrest. The child told his grandmother about the sexual abuse and the accused person was arrested.

The accused person was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for the first count of kidnapping and on the second count he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

 He will serve 24 years effectively

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