MWENEZI – An 18-year-old form three pupil at Sagwari Secondary School who was convicted of having sex with a minor was relieved after the Mwenezi Magistrates Court set aside his prison sentence.
Ishmael Moyo of house number 1342 Rutenga was convicted on his own guilty plea by Magistrate Honest Musiiwa who sentenced him to a wholly suspended 10 months imprisonment.
Musiiwa strongly warned Moyo to refrain from committing such offences and pointed out that had it not been for the fact that Moyo was still going to school, he would have imposed more severe sentence to deter other would be offenders.
The State case as presented by the prosecutor, Patience Mutsikwi, was that sometime in January this year, Moyo proposed love to a 15-year-old girl, who is a form two pupil at G&N Secondary School, and the girl accepted.
On March 25, 2017, Moyo and the complaint went to a farm in Rineti where they engaged in consensual sex. The matter came to light after the complaint arrived home late on the day in question and spilled the beans when she was questioned by her father.
A police report was made leading to Moyo’s arrest.
When the offence was committed, Moyo was also a student at G&N Secondary School but he quickly transferred to Sagwari Secondary School thereafter.local