A 24-YEAR-OLD commercial sex worker from Mpopoma suburb in Bulawayo was allegedly raped and robbed of her cell phone by an unidentified man who had hired her for an all night service at his house in Sizinda.
The woman met the man at one of the night clubs in the city centre.
Circumstances are that on 20 September 2022 and at around 11pm, the commercial sex worker was approached by the man who demanded sex and offered to pay US$20 for a night.
The victim reportedly turned down the offer and charged him US$50. The man agreed and suggested that they go to his workplace and she complied.
When they got there, he said he would not be comfortable to indulge in his workplace and suggested that they go to his house in Sizinda.
When they were close to Sizinda, the man turned violent and forcibly demanded sex from the woman.
In a desperate bid to make her bow down to his demands, he threatened to kill her saying no one was going to come to her rescue.
The man reportedly forced the victim to lie on the ground and raped her once. After the alleged sexual abuse, the suspect took away her phone and fled.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident and appealed to the public to help locate the criminal.
“We are investigating a case of rape and we are appealing to the public for information that may lead to the arrest of this man.
“He is dark in complexion, and he is in his late 30s. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, green trousers, brown shoes and a woolen hat,” said Inspector Ncube.
Inspector Ncube added that last week a similar case was reported and the victim was lured from the same night spot to Sizinda suburb.