Father Rapes, Impregnates Own Daughter (17), Forces Her To Take Contraceptives:
Despite efforts to curb physical, sexual, and verbal abuse, it is so sad that a number of children are getting victimized by their loved ones, the very same people who are supposed to protect them.
In a disturbing development a 38-year-old man from Dete, Hwange was arrested for raping and impregnating his 17-year-old daughter.
According to New Zimbabwe, the 38-year-old depraved father who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant is alleged to have forced his teenage daughter to swallow family planning pills three weeks after the alleged rape as a way of preventing her from getting pregnant.
The girl is however reported to be three months pregnant now.
The accused was not asked to plead to rape charges when he appeared before Hwange magistrate Rangarirai Gakanje.
It is the state’s case, that in October 2020 on an unknown date the rapist father was home alone with his two daughters. At around 8 pm, the two girls went to sleep in their own bedroom while their father retired to his own bedroom.
However, at around midnight, the accused is alleged to have sneaked into a spare bedroom where his two daughters, the complainant, and her sibling aged nine were sleeping.
It is alleged that he raped the girl while she was sleeping.
The complainant then woke up after she felt something on top of her and to her horror, she discovered that his father was having sex with her.
The girl allegedly pushed her father aside as she reached for a torch. She lit the torch and to her dismay, saw her father walking out of the room.
In the morning, the girl confronted her father about the incident but he denied ever raping her.
With the fear that his daughter might be pregnant, after about three weeks, the father is alleged to have given her daughter three family planning pills and forced her to swallow them.
Upon her mother’s return, the girl narrated the ordeal to her mother about everything that had happened in her absence.
Unfortunately, the mother did not report the rape case. The father was only arrested on the 18th of January this year after police got an anonymous tip-off. The accused is currently remanded in custody on the 23rd of February.
Meanwhile, the girl was referred to St Patrick’s Hospital for a medical check-up.