A 46-year-old Zimbabwean lady has been arrested and charged with raping her teenage neighbor’s son in her home.
She allegedly requested the 15-year-old boy to install lights in her bedroom in the evening and urged him to stay the night for his own safety, which he did, but she took advantage of him that night.
According to Manicapost.co.zw, Charity Muwereka, of Plot 8, Nyamwari Farm, Rusape, was charged with one count of aggravated indecent assault before Rusape magistrate Obedience Matare.
Despite the fact that she was not required to enter a plea, she was encouraged to seek bail at the High Court.
Justice Masanganise, the prosecutor, informed the court that after adjusting the lights in Muwereka’s room, the kid requested permission to depart, but she persuaded him to stay the night with her children because it was late and dark.
Despite the fact that his house was only a few hundred meters away, the teenager accepted to sleep in the elderly woman’s home because he believed she was concerned about his safety.
Justice Masanganise told the court;
“Muwereka is a neighbour to the complainant. On November 1, the complainant penned their cattle at Plot 9, Nyamwari Farm which is about 100 meters from Muwereka’s place. Muwereka called the teenager and asked him to fix the lighting system in her bedroom. After fixing the lighting system, Muwereka told the teenager that it was no longer safe for him to go home since it was dark.
“She told the teenager to sleep with her eight-year-old son in the dining room. Muwereka slept in the bedroom with her two daughters. Later during the night, the complainant woke up to discover that Muwereka was sexually abusing him. The teenager asked Muwereka what she was doing, but she told him not to tell anyone. Muwereka continued sexually molesting the teenager for about five minutes before going back to her bedroom.
“The teenager went home the following morning and told his mother that he had slept at Muwereka’s home. He did not reveal the matter but started crying.
“His mother took him to a local member of the ZRP’s Neighborhood Watch Committee, Abel Mushayabasa. The teenager narrated to Mushayabasa what had happened during the night at Muwereka’s home. He also told him that he was afraid to tell his mother what had happened, fearing that she would beat him up.”