Published On: Wed, Jan 4th, 2017

38 year old Woman rapes boy, 13, offers him jam

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HARARE: A 28-year-old Mabvuku woman was Tuesday taken to court on allegations of raping her son’s 13-year-old friend after promising to give him jam.

The woman who cannot be named for professional reasons appeared before magistrate Temba Kuwanda charged with aggravated indecent assault charges.

She was granted bail at the High Court and magistrate Kuwanda postponed the matter to Wednesday. Valerie Ngoma appeared for the state.

According to prosecutors, sometime in August 2015 the boy went to his friend’s house to play.

However, his friend was not home and his mother called him into her bedroom. She removed his clothes promising to give him some jam to eat.

It is alleged she had sexual intercourse with the boy without his consent. The woman threatened to kill the boy if he reveals the abuse to anyone.

Court heard that the sexual assault continued for several occasions until November 15, 2016.

It is alleged that on November 19 last year, a neighbour who was aware of the abuse informed the boy’s mother of what was happening.

The matter was reported to the police. The boy was referred to Edith MSF for treatment and examination.