10-year-old girl runs away from home to have sex with her 19-year-old boyfriend


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By: Chan Yuan

A mother was very angry to learn that her daughter ran away from her home to live with a much older boyfriend.

The mother of in Harare, Zimbabwe, called police after her 10-year-old daughter went missing.

The girl was missing for three days, before she was located. She was found living with 19-year-old Farisai Magadza, who she called her boyfriend.

The girl was handed over to her mother and the teenager was arrested on a charge of rape.

He was brought before magistrate Tendai Mahwe, and was remanded into custody, awaiting a bail hearing.

The girl allegedly told police that she began having a sexual relation with Magadza last year, when he slept over at his family’s house.

During the night, Magadza came into the room that she shared with her younger sister and he got under her cover. He then asked her to have sex with him, and she agreed.

The girl said that since that night, she and her boyfriend often had sex. Even though the girl was a willing participant, she is too young to legally give consent and therefore, he was charged with rape.