Father marries his 15-year-old daughter after getting her pregnantBy Mason White 5:19 AM November 24, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A father was arrested on a charge of rape after having a sexual relationship with his daughter and getting her pregnant, police in Zimbabwe said.
Gokwe police said that the 48-year-old man, who was not identified, has been given a fine of $50 and released from custody after police learned that he married his 15-year-old daughter.
According to the police investigation, the father demanded sex from his biological daughter when his wife was not around. The sexual abuse continued over a long period of time, and the girl is now pregnant.
The father has pulled his daughter out from school, married her and ordered her to work in his store, where he sells produce.
The incident came to light after the father’s wife reported the abuse to the police because she felt disgusted with sharing a man with her stepdaughter.
According to witnesses, the man assaulted his wife and broke her leg because she reported the matter to the police. Another witness said that the girl and the father are seen kissing in public all the time.