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Truck driver arrested after raping his newborn baby

By Mason White 12:31 PM March 11, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A father who was supposed to protect his daughter, hurt her as soon as she entered the world.

A mother was horrified when she realized that her newborn baby had been raped.

The 39-year-old father of Harare, Zimbabwe, has been arrested for raping his 2-month-old daughter. The man, who is a truck driver, allegedly raped his daughter twice while his wife was out.

The woman called police after she found that her baby’s privates was swollen. The woman told police that she had been out washing her laundry for about 30 minutes, when she heard her baby crying. She immediately rushed home to investigate.

She found her husband holding their baby and rocking her in his arms. She took the baby and breast fed her as the husband left the house.

The mother reportedly discovered that the child’s privates was swollen when she changed her diaper.

The mother said that she told her husband about her suspicions that their child was sexually assaulted. Her husband asked if she had any suspects.

The woman told police that she left her daughter in the care of her husband on another occasion when she went to buy food. Later that day, when she bathed her baby she saw oily fluids and bruising on her bottom.

At that point, the woman figured that her husband might be hurting their daughter and police were called. The baby’s father was arrested and charged with rape.

He will be brought before the magistrate’s court for a bail hearing.