After a night of pleasure, an unfortunate man from Zvishavane was arrested for bedding a juvenile who he claims he assumed was a thigh vendor.
Phineas Chinorira (36) a taxi driver was arrested for sleeping with a 15-year-old girl who had run away from home.
The unlucky Chinorira was arrested only hours after the memorable night.
In mitigation, Chinorira said that he was not aware that the girl was only a juvenile and he only hired the girl’s services after he had concluded that she was a prost_itute.
Appearing before Zvishavane magistrate Shepherd Mjanja, the accused told the court that he found the girl standing by the corner wearing a mini jean skirt which gave him the impetus to negotiate for se_xual services.
In another account given, the taxi driver, reportedly met the girl in town and she told him that she was stranded and wanted to go to her rural home in Mutare but didn’t have bus fare. Chinorira promised her money and would buy her a cellphone if they spent the night together.
The court heard that after the negotiation was complete the two went to a secluded place where they spent the night.
Unfortunately the following day the accused was apprehended and taken to the police by the girl’s grandfather who caught the two together when Chinorira was accompanying her to the bus terminus. The grandfather had been at the terminus looking for the girl.
Chinorira was remanded out of custody to 13 February.