A 34-YEAR-OLD Chitungwiza man allegedly raped his 14-year-old daughter last week in a bid to test her virginity, the court heard.
The suspect, who lives in St Mary’s high-density suburb was not asked to plead when he appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Lazarus Murendo last Friday.
Circumstances of the matter were that on May 26 at around 7pm, the suspect got home and found his daughter in the toilet, but was not convinced with her answers as he suspected that she was in the company of her boyfriend.
Prosecutor Norman Koropi told the court that the accused later ordered her to prepare her bed in the kitchen where she slept.
After she finished making her bed, the accused locked the door and started accusing her of engaging in sexual activities.
When the complainant denied the charge, the accused got up and forcibly conducted a virginity test by inserting his fore finger into her private parts and licking her breasts once without her consent.
He later switched off the lights in the room and raped her after turning on the radio to subdue her cry for help.
After the act, the accused went to sleep in his bedroom and left the complainant crying.
The following day the complainant reported the matter to her mother who stays in Zengeza 3, leading to them filing a rape charge against him. The court remanded him in custody to June 13 for trial.