A 21-year-old student of Midlands State University student has been arrested for stealing panties from the washing lines of female students.
Prince Danda, a fourth year Media and Society Studies student, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft when he appeared before Gweru magistrate Beaulite Dube.
He told the court he used the pants to satisfy his own sexual desires.
“I used the panties for masturbating while imagining women wearing them,” he said.
The court heard that on October 14 at around 12:30 pm, the first complainant, Immaculate Tatenda Cigarette, a 21-year-old female student was at her residence when she saw accused Danda at the gate.
The accused went to the back of the house and stole complainant’s blue undergarments from the washing line and put them in his pocket.
When the complainant confronted him, he said he had lost his way before leaving the place. She then went to check her clothes and discovered that her underwear was missing from the washing lines before pursuing Danda.
The court has sentenced him to six months in prison but set aside four months on condition of good behaviour and a further two months if he completed 70 hours of community service at Senga Polyclinic.