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A 19-year-old girl yesterday appeared in court facing charges of aggravated indecent assault after she allegedly forced herself on an eight-year-old boy. Heather Masunga appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Milton Serima who remanded her out of custody on free bail. Mr Serima indicated that Masunga was being granted free bail because she was a minor at the time of the alleged offence and that the mother of the boy had taken too long to report such a serious offence to the authorities.

Masunga is expected back in court on January 15 for trial.

Prosecutor Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that on June 5, 2012 Masunga was left home alone with the eight year-old boy when the boy’s mother had travelled to Kwekwe on business.

It is alleged that Masunga called the boy into their dining room and she allegedly used the boy to quench her sexual appetite.

The court was told that Masunga threatened to kill the boy if he told anyone about their ‘secret’.

It is the State’s case that the same incident happened twice before the boy confided in a neighbour and told her what had happened.

The boy was prompted to tell the neighbour about the incident because of the pain on his genital parts.

The court heard that the concerned neighbour revealed the offence to the boy’s mother who later reported to the police.

Source : The Herald