- ... the minor screamed for help which alerted passersby who then came to the scene and caught the accused in the act.
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A 75-year-old man from Tongogara Village in Shurugwi has appeared in court for allegedly raping an 11-year-old minor.
Allegations are that on the 26th of last month at around 5pm, the accused followed the minor from the shops and offered to escort her home.
The court heard that during the course of the journey the accused dragged the minor into a bushy area and raped her.
It is the State’s case that during the incident, the minor screamed for help which alerted passersby who then came to the scene and caught the accused in the act.
Witnesses took the victim and the accused to the police, leading to the perpetrator’s arrest.
A medical report was produced in court as evidence.
The accused was remanded in custody to the 16th of this month for continuation of trial. ■