10 months for sexual assault
5 January 2017
A MUZARABANI man was jailed 10 months after he asked a five-year-old girl to kiss him and hold his genitals.
Clever Lato, 29, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Mbare magistrate Kudzai Zihove charged with indecent assault.
He was initially sentenced to 14 months behind bars before four months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
The remaining 10 months shall be effective.
It is the State’s case that between October and November last year at Matapi Flats in Mbare, Lato visited his former employer who is the complainant’s mother.
The minor’s mother left Lato with the minor in the house and went to work.
Lato asked the minor to kiss him on his lips, unzipped his trousers and asked the girl to hold his genitals.
The State confirmed that the minor complied with his request and twice held the genitals.
Yvone Gurira appeared for the State.