A 19-YEAR-OLD boy from Fort Rixon has appeared in court for having se_x with his 15-year-old lover and impreg_nating her.
The man, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the minor, had se_xual interc0urse with the girl between December 2018 and July this year.
He pleaded guilty to having se_x with a minor when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Ms Ulukile Muleya.
The magistrate remanded him out of custody on $100 bail to September 12 for commencement of trial.
The court heard that the man and the girl were in an intimate relationship. The accused person had se_xual interc0urse with the minor with her consent.
Prosecuting, Ms Martha Tafa said: “Sometime in July this year, the girl’s guardian suspected the minor might be preg_nant as she showed preg_nancy signs and symptoms. She told a social worker at Shangani Hospital about her suspicions and the girl was taken to Mpilo Central Hospital for preg_nancy tests,” she said.
Ms Tafa said the tests showed that the girl was preg_nant.
The matter was reported to the police and a follow up was made leading to the accused person’s arrest.