A syndicate of Zimbabwean women on trial for raping men

Because Zimbabwe has no law for the act of a woman raping a man, the three women are charged with 17 counts of aggravated indecent assault. At the time of their arrest, 31 used condoms were found in their vehicle. The women claim they were merely prostitutes and were too busy to dispose the condoms.

The police say they have since received reports of similar attacks on roads across the country. They believe a larger syndicate is responsible. Still, authorities are uncertain what is motivating these attacks. Some suspect the semen is used in a ceremony for bringing success. Other reports suggest that the semen is being smuggled out of the country for sale.

The police believe there are many more victims and that many men are hesitant to come forward with their stories, doubting that they will be believed. The man who told his story anonymously on national television said that he contemplated suicide after the attach and that his wife left him.

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According to the BBC.com, the police believe a syndicate of Zimbabwean women is raping men with the help of drugs and condoms. They believe these women are collecting the semen for rituals designed to make them wealthy. It took a full year after the first reports for suspects to be arrested. This week the three accused women go to trial in the capital, Harare.

One victim gave an anonymous account of the attack on national television. He accepted a ride from a car full of three women in Harare. He says he was then injected with something that gave him a strong sexual desire. The women then stopped the car and allegedly forced him to have sex with each of them several times using condoms. They then left him naked in the bush. He found his way to a hospital to deal with the drug's residual effects.

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