Thursday, 28 April 2016


A MARRIED man from Gweru who sodomised his neighbour’s 12-year-old son has been slapped with a 15-year jail term.

Never Noah, 24, of Chihota Farm, appeared before Gweru Regional Magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing one count of indecent assault. He pleaded guilty and was jailed for 15 years.

Noah will, however, serve 12 years of the prison term after Nemadire suspended three years for five years on condition of good behaviour. In passing sentence, Nemadire bemoaned the increase in sodomy cases in the Midlands province.

“Indecent assault cases have increased and that’s a cause for concern. You were cruel in the manner you committed the crime on a young boy aged 12. You weren’t sexually starved since you’re married. You deserve a long prison term and hence l’ll sentence you to 15 years in prison. Furthermore, three years will be suspended on condition of good behaviour,” he said.

Prosecuting, Andrew Marimo said on April 24 this year, the complainant was walking alone along Matobo Road in Gweru when he met the accused.

“Noah grabbed the complainant, dragged him into a nearby bush where he laid him on his chest before he removed his trousers and sodomised him once,” said Marimo.
The court heard that the boy was screaming for help as Noah sodomised him.

Noah, the court heard, released the complainant when some people were approaching the scene.
“The accused was chased by John Deke who was among the people who heard the boy’s screams. He was caught after sprinting for a distance of 200 metres. The accused was handed over to the police,” said Marimo. chronicle



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