MPANDAWANA - A Bindura University student Abel Makombe (25) who resides in Airstrip location last week appeared in the Gutu Magistrates' Court facing the charges of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.
He was charged for contravening with Section 70 (1) (a) of The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 09:23 and was sentenced to 420 hours of community service at Chiwaridzo Clinic in Bindura.
State facts as presented by Millicent Azangwe are that on a date not known by the prosecutor but in the month of April 2017 at airstrip location, Makombe invited the girl, who was his girlfriend, to his place of residents where he had sexual intercourse with her once.
The matter came to light after the girl came home late and was asked by her mother why she was late that is when she disclosed the matter.
A police report was made leading to Makombe's arrest.
Being asked by magistrate Victor Mahamadi why he committed the offence Makombe said that he wanted to see if she truly loved him.
"I had to ask her to have sexual intercourse with me because I wanted to see if she truly loved me," said Makombe.court