Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
A Mabvuku man was yesterday dragged to court charged for bedding his 13-year-old girlfriend after the matter came to light when she was infected with a sexually transmitted infection.
Convivial Kundai Pachirera, 24, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi.
Allegations are that Pachirera started dating the 13-year-old on August 9 last year and on August 15, the complainant invited Pachirera to their house as she knew that she was going to be home alone and wanted to have quality time with her boyfriend.
It is alleged that Pachirera went to the house and they had lunch and afterwards, he asked for sexual intercourse which the minor reportedly consented to on condition that they used protection.
It is alleged that they never communicated after the incident and in April this year, the complainant fell sick of a sexually transmitted infection and she told her teacher of her sexual experience with Pachirera and she related the issue to the minor’s parents.
A police report was made leading to his arrest.
Lancelot Mutsokoti appeared for the State.