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Man impregnates stepdaughter, 15, and takes her as second wife

By Mason White 7:35 AM July 2, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A man was sentenced to jail for incest after impregnating his stepdaughter and then marrying her.

The 34-year-old man of Gweru, Zimbabwe, impregnated his wife’s 15-year-old daughter before marrying her as his second wife.

The two had a romantic relationship and slept together when the girl’s mother was not home.

The matter came to light when villagers began suspecting that there is something going on between the two and they told the mother about the affair.

When confronted, the teenager admitted that she had been dating her stepfather for over nine months and was already pregnant with his child.

The man later married the teenager as his second wife, and they began living together as husband and wife.

The matter was reported to the police, and both the husband and his stepdaughter wife were arrested.

The man told a court that he intended to give his young wife a second child as soon as he got out of jail.

The girl told the court that she was madly in love with her ​​stepfather, and will wait for him while he served his prison sentence.

The man and his stepdaughter wife were arraigned before a Gweru Magistrate Judith Taruvinga, and were charged with incest.

The man was found guilty and was sentenced to a 28 months prison term, while his stepdaughter wife, was also found guilty and sentenced to a five month suspended prison sentence on condition of good behavior.