RAPIST GRANDPA (83) CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH GRANDDAUGHTER
An 83-year-old Mabvuku man has been arrested on allegations of r_aping his granddaughter, aged 14, on several occasions.
Although he was not asked to plead, Michael Moyo told Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa that he was caught on camera abusing the minor. After his charge was read in court, Moyo said,
“I know I was trapped. They placed a camera in my room and the video was recorded.”
It is alleged that Moyo committed the offence in June this year but court papers did not outline how he was trapped. According to prosecutors, the abuse occurred after Moyo’s wife went to their rural home, leaving him in the custody of their two grandchildren.
Court heard that on the day of the abuse, the teenage girl teenager retired for bed at night but was approached by Moyo as she was spreading her blankets.
Prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa said he told the teen not to trouble herself since he wanted to share his bed with her after which the victim joined her grandfather in his bedroom.
It is alleged that Moyo told the girl that he wanted to have s_ex with her. He reportedly told the teenager that he had already had s_ex with his other granddaughters and she was the only one left. Prosecutors say Moyo then r_aped the girl until the following morning.
The matter came to light when Moyo’s wife returned from the rural area recently when the teen narrated her ordeal to her grandmother who then filed a police report.
Moyo was remanded in custody to December 28.