Harare – A 40-year-old HIV positive maid has been slapped with 30-years-in jail for indecent assault on her employers’ 10-year old son and deliberately infecting the minor with a sexually transmitted infection
Memory Makore pleaded guilty to the offenses when she appeared before Harare Magistrate Jessy Makufa who sentenced her to 30 years before suspending five on condition of good behaviour.
Makore who is a mother of five was facing two counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of deliberately transmitting HIV.
The State represented by Chipo Matambo said sometime in April last year Makore and the minor were sleeping in the same bedroom, but on separate beds.
It is alleged that she went to the minor’s bed, undressed and had sex with him without protection.
The court heard that the following month, the minor went to stay with his grandmother in Murehwa and started developing genital warts.
The minor (whose name has been withheld for protection of his identity) was taken to Murehwa Hospital, where he was treated and given medication.
The court was told that on New Year’s eve, the a