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Man contracted HIV after raping infected mentally-challenged woman

By William Martin 2:27 PM February 4, 2018
Man beating woman (illustration)

A man was jailed for many years and will suffer for the rest of his life after raping a woman who is HIV positive, according to police in Zimbabwe.

Bikita police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Frank Mukwesha after being accused of raping the mentally-challenged woman.

Mukwesha has pleaded guilty to rape.

He was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Mukwesha worked at a factory that packaged flour.

One day, when the woman, who was not identified, went to buy flour at the factory, Mukwesha locked the woman in a room.

He proceeded to undress her and touch her body.

Mukwesha then raped her while she tried to push him away.

A week after the attack, when the woman went to get treatment for her HIV, she told a nurse about the attack.

Mukwesha was arrested and he then tested positive for HIV.

During questioning, Mukwesha told police that he did not rape the woman.

He claimed that he loved the woman and they had consensual sex.