A senior Lions Club International member who has been standing trial for sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl has been jailed.
At the close of the State case, Kwekwe Magistrate Siamukheliswe Gumbo found 63-year-old Sabelo Moyo guilty of sexually molesting the teenager from his neighbourhood in Torwood.
Gumbo slapped Moyo with a 23 months jail term with 3 months set aside for five years on condition that he will not commit the same crime.
He is therefore going to serve an effective 20 months jail term.
It is the State’s case that on a date known by the court the accused offered the minor a lift at Redcliff shops around 18:00 hrs.
Moyo, it has been gathered, was coming from a barber for a hair- cut.
It is alleged that the accused then went on to molest the minor by touching her thighs, sucked her breasts before he unzipped his trousers and ordered the complainant to touch his manhood. He also caressed her privates.
It is alleged that Moyo then went on top of the complainant trying to plant a kiss without her approval which she resisted.
Moyo however is denieng the allegations.
He went on to say that he only offered her a lift but the girl took advantage of the odd hours to lie since she knew that she would get in trouble at home.
“Your worship, she is lying. She asked for a lift which l offered but she was afraid to go home because it was already late,” he said in his defence.
The complainant however insisted that the accused molested her without her approval and she couldn’t defend herself.
“He sucked my breasts without my approval and he wanted to plant a kiss on me after he went on top of me which l managed to resist
“He even ordered me to touch his manhood,” the teenager told the court. ■