By Shamaine Chirimujiri STAFF WRITER

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was yesterday arraigned in court on allegations of raping his niece in Epworth after watching pornographic videos with her.

The accused person allegedly took advantage of his parents’ absence at home to violate the girl after she was left in his custody.

The boy was remanded in custody to January 31 before being advised to apply for bail at the High Court when he appeared before Harare magistrate Yeukai Dzuda .

The accused person was not asked to plead to the rape charge.

Allegations are that sometime in February last year, the duo was left alone at the accused’s place after his parents had gone to work.

Claims are that during the day, the accused persuaded the child to watch pornographic videos with him and she agreed.

Prosecutor Fungai N`angu alleges that the accused person went on to request the girl to be intimate with him, but she reportedly resisted.

The accused person then allegedly started to threaten the child and ordered her to remove her clothes before raping her.

According to the State, after a month, when the girl’s stepmother came to Epworth to take the girl  to their home in Eastview, she then confided in her that she had been raped by the accused person.

The matter was later reported to the police, leading to the arrest of the boy.

The victim was medically examined and the report showed that she was indeed violated.