GUTU – In an act of immorality, an uncultured Gutu father last week went into her biological daughter's bedroom and fondled her private parts with intention to have sex with her, though the plan hit a brick wall after the 13 year-old juvenile woke up and screamed for help.
The 42 year old man (name withheld) from Chatsworth appeared before Gutu Magistrate Edwin Marecha being charged with indecent assault as defined in Section 67 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law and Codification Reform Act Chapter 9; 23.
It is the State's case that on September 21, 2016, the father entered the hut where his daughter was sleeping and started fondling her private parts. The daughter woke up and started screaming for help until the father notified her that it was him.
The daughter, who is doing Grade Seven at Zvivigwi Primary School in Chatsworth, the approached her classmate and asked if she can stay at her family place for a while. The friend however, insisted to know the reason and that was when the victim narrated her ordeal before they agreed to tell their teacher a Mrs Mugabe who later reported the matter to police leading to the father's arrest.
The father pleaded guilty to indecent assault charges when he appeared before Gutu magistrate Marecha.
"I plead your worship; forgive me. Since the death of my wife years ago I never had a girlfriend and I have been taking good care of my daughter. I really don't know what got into my mind that night – I think it's the evil spirits. I love my daughter and I have been taking good care of her since the day her mother died," said father.
Marecha sentenced him to two years imprisonment saying the father was a disgrace and a disappointment to the society. Agatha Gabriel prosecuted.news