Lovemore Meya Court Reporter
A 22-year-old maid from Chitungwiza who lured her employer’s 15-year-old son to have sexual intercourse with her on several occasions, was last week sentenced to six months in prison.
The maid, of Unit M in Chitungwiza, took advantage of the absence of the boy’s parents to have sexual intercourse with the Form 2 pupil for 11 months.
She denied charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor when she appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Musaiona Short- game.
She was, however, sentenced to 12 months in prison with six months suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Prosecutor Mr Wilson Matsika told the court that sometime in August last year, the maid was given custody of the boy and his two young brothers while their father went to work.
She summoned the boy to her room and started caressing him before asking for sexual favours.
The minor agreed and it later developed into a sexual relationship in which the maid would sleep with the boy on several occasions.
She assaulted the boy in July this year following a misunderstanding, an act which angered him, leading to him revealing the sexual abuse to his grandmother.