A police officer based at Muchakata station in Chiundura will rue the day he raped a neighbour’s daughter after he was caged 15 years in prison.
Constable Christopher Dube of Mukosi Village in Chiwundura recently appeared before Gweru Regional Magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing rape charges.
The disgraceful law enforcement agent pleaded guilty to the charge.
Prosecuting Mr Fred Kadodo told the court that on March 29 at Maguma Business centre in Chiwundura, Dube arrested complainant on suspicion of stealing a cellphone.
“Dube decided to escort the complainant to Muchakata Police Post, along the way in a bushy area he then threatened proposed sex to the girl and threatened to send her to jail if she fails to comply with the orders,” he said.
The shameful Constable Dube then started fondling the complainant’s breasts and ordered her to lie down. Out of fear of victimisation the complainant complied.
He raped the complaint once and then proceeded to the police post.
“The matter came to light upon the arrival at the police post where the complainant narrated her ordeal to the police officer on duty.
“Investigations were carried out and the complainant’s undergarment was found at the scene of crime leading to Dube’s arrest,” said Mr Kadodo.
In passing sentence, Magistrate Nemadire said Dube acted unlawfully as a police officer as he was supposed to protect the citizens therefore he needed a custodial sentence so that he wouls serve as an example to the society.