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The Herald, Harare, 24 March 2009
Juveniles to Be Caned for Sodomy
Harare -- Two juveniles from two high schools in Masvingo will be caned three strokes each after they were convicted of sodomy by a regional magistrate last Friday.
The pair -- both aged 16 -- were convicted of sodomy on their own plea of guilty after they were caught being intimate by an alert policeman in a bushy area on the outskirts of the city last week.
Their trial was heard by Mrs Esther Muremba in camera.
Mrs Muremba sentenced the two to receive moderate corporal punishment of three strokes each to be administered in private by a designated prison officer in Masvingo.
She conditionally suspended a one-year jail sentence for the two for five years.
Charges against the pair arose on March 18 this year when they went to a secluded spot near the Masvingo sewage works after skipping school.
The pair was spotted by a police detail being intimate and arrested. Mr Rodrick Chipembere appeared for the State.
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