A 26-year-old man from Ruwa was arrested for allegedly raping a minor on Wednesday.
Dennis Mapara is reported to have raped the nine-year-old girl after she was sent by her mother to collect meat from the house they share with him in Mabvazuva.
Acting Harare provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Faith Mapisa, confirmed the arrest and said the girl was referred to hospital for medical examination.
“The mother of the minor sent her daughter to collect meat at around 4pm from the house.
“She delayed returning and her mother spotted some semen on her buttocks while bathing her.
“Upon questioning her, she disclosed the rape leading to the arrest of the suspect,” she said.