Maid nabbed for grooming minor


© A MAID from Bulawayo’s Famona suburb appeared in court yesterday on charges of sexually grooming her employer’s four-year-old child.
The woman, 21, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the boy, allegedly taught the boy how to caress buttocks, breasts and private parts.
The matter came to light when the child fondled his grandmother’s friend, mother and family friend on different occasions.
The maid appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Lizwe Jamela charged with performing indecent acts with a minor and was remanded to January 21 on $100 bail.
Prosecutor Denmark Chihombe alleged that sometime in October last month, the minor caressed his grandmother’s friend and went on to touch her privates.
It is alleged that when the grandmother reprimanded the boy, he revealed that the accused had taught him to act in such a manner.
“Sometime in November of the same year, the boy’s mother was lying on the floor facing upwards, the complainant got on top of her and started simulating the sex act.
“When his mother asked what he was doing, he said the accused person had taught him.
“The boy left his mother and went to the kitchen where he found the accused person and he started touching her buttocks but she made no effort to reprimand him,” Chihombe told the court.
The court heard that the minor allegedly also tried to touch the private parts of another woman (name withheld) by putting his hands under her skirt.
“The woman asked the boy what he was doing, and the child disclosed that the accused person had taught him this,” the prosecutor said.
The matter was reported to the police, leading to the arrest of the accused person.

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