A 36-year-old Bulawayo man who divorced his wife and took a 15-year-old girl as replacement will forever live to rue his decision.
This was after he was slapped with an effective jail term of 2 years for having sex with a minor. The man, whose name cannot be revealed to protect the identity of the young girl, claimed that he married the "super fit" girl because of the strong affection and the agility she was displaying in bed.
The paediphile from Barboufields, employed by Beitbridge/Bulawayo Railways paid dearly for misdirecting the phase catch them young while appearing before Bulawayo magistrate, Mr Takunda Mtetwa.
He was charged with a crime of having sexual intercourse with a minor. He pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea. He further claimed that he discovered that the girl was below the age of having sex with after staying with her for two weeks upon which he was giving her the time of her life.
It is reported that sometime in February this year, the man divorced his wife and proposed love to the girl who consented before inviting her to his place of residence to live as husband and wife. It is further reported that when the girl eloped to the man her aunt came and told the accused that the complainant was still a minor and he should shelve his decision of ‘cohabiting’ with her.
The accused, who seemed to have been accustomed to the girl’s sexual aerobics refused to buy the plea. The court further heard that some residents who felt that the man was sexually abusing the young girl reported the mater to the police leading to the arrest of the man.
His refusal to terminate the relationship later backfired when he was slapped with a custodial sentence of 24 months imprisonment.