Man has sex with 15-year-old cousin after believing she is a grown woman because of her voluptuous hips
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A man was arrested after it was discovered that he was sleeping with his underage cousin.
27-year-old Nobert Chauke of Zimbabwe, who works as a taxi driver, said that he had consensual sex with his cousin.
Chauke told police that he was not aware that she was underage as “she has big hips and she looks like a woman.”
Chauke, who is married and his wife is pregnant, admitted to having sex with his 15-year-old cousin, but said that it was consensual.
Chauke was initially charged with rape, but the charge was changed following evidence presented in the court. WhatsApp messages indicated that the two had a consensual sexual relationship.
Attorneys Matshobana Ncube and Kucaca Phulu, who represent the taxi driver, told the court that the girl was close to her 16th birthday when they had sex.
They also told the court that their client is a young and unsophisticated man, who assumed that the girl was of the age of consent because of her full-figured body and big hips.
Chauke pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a young person under the age of 16 years when he appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.
Chauke will be sentenced on a later date.
His attorneys asked the judge to give Chauke a suspended sentence as he was willing to perform 420 hours of community service so that he can continue working as he is the sole breadwinner in the family.