Maid infects boss' son with STI

HARARE - A 17-year-old housemaid appeared at ease as prosecutors charged her with infecting a former employer’s 12-year-old son with a sexually transmitted disease.

The maid, whom we cannot name to protect the identity of the child, is being charged with aggravated indecent assault.

A Harare magistrate yesterday remanded the maid in the custody of her mother to May 3.

Prosecutor Melia Urayayi told the court that the maid started working for the boy’s parents in September last year.

On her first day at the job, the boy and the maid slept in the same room but did not share blankets, the court heard.

Urayayi said on the second day, the maid retired to the bedroom, removed her clothes and approached the boy for sex but was rebuffed.

Undeterred, the maid allegedly forcibly removed the boy’s trousers and underwear before forcing intercourse, with her on top.

After the act, Murodza threatened the boy with death if he spilled the beans, Urayayi said.

From then on, the maid made it a habit to force sexual intercourse with the boy until she resigned from the job.

A month after her departure, the boy started suffering from genital sores but did not tell anyone.

The alleged offence came to light after the boy’s aunt noticed that he was having difficulties walking due to the infection.

In another case an 18- year-old boy was also charged with aggravated indecent assault after he stuck his fingers into his sister’s privates.

It is alleged the teenager wanted to ascertain if his Grade Two sister had slept with a man after she had arrived home late.

The offence was discovered by the girl’s mother when she noticed bruises on her daughter’s privates. - Helen Kadirire

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