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by Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter

A SELF-PROCLAIMED evangelist and school teacher was yesterday slapped with a 17-year jail term for sodomising a six-year-old boy.Prosper Kamuchira was yesterday convicted after a full trial by regional magistrate Jessie Kufa who suspended five years on condition that he doesn’t commit a similar offence in the next five years.

The State led by Panganai Chiutsi proved its case beyond reasonable doubt by leading evidence from its three witnesses, the six year old, his guardian and the medical practitioner who attended to him Dr Robert Choto.In giving the judgment, magistrate Kufa illustrated how the State managed to establish elements required in proving aggravated indecent assault.The court further added that the boy’s evidence was credible despite being a child as he stood intense cross examination from Kamuchira who tried to use different questioning techniques but the child stuck to his testimony showing that he wasn’t lying.

The offence came to light when he began soiling himself and a report was made in May, which was the earliest possible time he could make a report, its easy to detect a coached witness, his testimony was flawless.

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