A MAN from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly rɑp!ng his stepdaughter and infecting her with a ƨǝxuɑlly transmitted infection (STI).

A source close to the ordeal said the mother of the alleged 14-year-old victim left her daughter on Sunday in the care of her 29-year-old husband at home while she went to town.

While her daughter was playing outside the yard with her peers the man who had ill-intentions called her into their matrimonial bedr00m, the source said.

The unsuspecting minor rushed to the bedr00m and while she was inside the man pulled a sh0cker as he instructed the minor to lie on the bǝd and he caressǝd her. He then carried out the attack, added the source.

After ƨǝxuɑlly attacking her, he left the minor lying on the bed. The victim went to the living room where she anxiously waited for her mother. Her mother arrived late in the afternoon and the emotionally disturbed minor revealed the ordeal to her.

“In between sobs she told her mother that her stepfather rapǝd her and the mother rushed to the police station to report the incident leading to the arrest of her husband,” said the source.

— BMetro