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Man gets only eight months jail for impregnating girl after promising to care of the baby

By Mason White 2:28 PM September 1, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man was given a short jail sentence after having sex with an underage girl.

31-year-old Saviour Mwinde of Saba, Zimbabwe, admitted to knowing that his victim was only 15 years old when they had sex until she became pregnant.

Mwinde said that he fell in love with the seventh grader and that the feelings were mutual before they had sex.

The two had sex several times until the girl discovered she was pregnant. After she took a pregnancy test, her mother reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Mwinde.

Mwinde shocked the court when he admitted to knowing the plaintiff’s age, but said that he was blinded by his love for her.

Mwinde, who works in a mine in Kwekwe, was lucky to have escaped with a sentence of 12 months in prison. The judge has suspended four months of the sentence.

The judge was lenient with him after pleaded guilty to the offense and promising to care for the baby.

During sentencing the judge took into account that Mwinde did not waste the court’s time and was willing to look after his child.