Step father (44) molests step daughter(4)

By ZBC Reporter
A 44-YEAR-OLD man from Glenview suburb was on Thursday arraigned before the court for molesting his four-year-old stepdaughter.
The man whose identity has been withheld to protect the identity of the minor allegedly touched the minor’s privates and later inserted his finger into her privates. He appeared before Harare Magistrate, Rumbidzai Mugwagwa on aggravated indecent assault charges. The magistrate advised him to approach the High Court for bail application.
He was remanded in custody to the 27th of February for trial.
The court heard that on a date unknown to the prosecutor but in December 2019 at around 0900hrs the complainant was with the accused and her grandmother at Budiriro Shopping Centre when her grandmother went out of the cabin to serve a customer leaving the minor with the accused person. It is alleged then that the accused person then inserted his finger into the complainant’s vagina once. The court heard that the minor went outside the cabin and told her grandmother what had happened.
The matter came to light when the minor and her grandmother went to Glenview Police Station to file a report of theft and the constable on duty noticed the complainant was not walking properly and interviewed her. This led to the carrying of a medical examination which is being used as part of the evidence.