A 19-year-old maid from Bulawayo was arrested for allegedly sneaking into her employer’s eight year-old son’s blankets and sexually abusing him.
Florence Mangena of Emganwini suburb appeared before Western Commonage magistrate, Mr Maphios Moyo on Tuesday facing aggravated indecent assault charges.
She was remanded out of custody to 15 July on $50 bail. The prosecutor, Ms Fiona Ncube, said on 26 June at 8pm, Mangena was watching television in the lounge with the complainant.
The boy then went to sleep his room, which he shares with Mangena. The court was told that Mangena later followed the boy and found him already asleep. She allegedly sneaked into the complainant’s blankets and held his head before she started kissing him. The complainant woke up and pushed the accused away.
The following day at around the same time, Mangena was sleeping in the same room with the complainant when she woke him up. She then allegedly ordered the boy to join her in her blankets and she threatened to assault him if he resisted. The boy complied out of fear.
The court was told that Mangena started caressing the boy’s private parts while at the same time kissing him. She then removed the boy’s pair of trousers and allegedly thrust his sexual organ into her private parts.
Soon after committing the alleged offence, Mangena threatened to assault the boy if he told anyone what had happened. However, the complainant informed his mother who in turn reported the matter to the police leading to Mangena’s arrest. The boy was taken to hospital for medical examination.