A man who resides in Rujeko C, Masvingo was last week sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of impregnating a 14-year-old girl with whom he had a sexual relationship with in May 2018.
Thulani Kuvarega (26), of 19551 Kukadzi St, Rujeko C, who plied his trade at PetromoExor service station as a forex dealer and money changer, proposed love to the juvenile sometime in March this year.
Appearing before magistrate Peter Madiba the man was facing charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor.
It was the State's case that the two had sexual intercourse from a period extending from May 04, 2018 to May 24.
However the unlawful relationship surfaced when the minor eloped to the residence of the accused and they started staying together.
The mother of the complainant went searching for her child after she had not shown up at their place of residence in Morningside for a couple of days.
The complainant was later found at the Kuvarega’s and her mother took her to Rujeko Police Station to file a report.
A medical examination was done on the minor and the results showed that the complainant was already pregnant.
Kuvarega pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two years in prison of which six months were suspended on condition that he will not commit a similar offence in the next five years.
Edmund Mapope represented the State.
It is illegal to have a sexual relationship with a girl who is below the age of 16 years.local