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BY Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter

A 47-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo’s Montrose suburb has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his daughter over a 10-year period.

The man who cannot be named to protect the identify of his daughter allegedly started abusing the child when she was eight years old. He was arrested last Thursday The victim is now 18 years old.Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube yesterday said the man started abusing his daughter when she was in Grade Two sometime in 2009.

He said as the child grew older, her father started raping her.This continued on several occasions since 2015 until sometime in 2019 when his daughter decided to tell her boyfriend about it. The boyfriend advised her to tell her mother. Insp Ncube said the suspect was arrested on Thursday and is assisting cops with investigations.He urged mothers to constantly monitor their children so that they do not fall prey to paedophiles.He said when people are sexually violated they should promptly report the abuse so that they receive medical treatment.