Monday, November 21, 2011

HIV Positive Girl,15 Sexually Attacks 4-Years-Old Boy to Infect Him

PARENTS of a four-year-old boy are waiting anxiously to find out if he has been infected with HIV following a sex attack by a 15-year-old girl, a court heard.

The boy was playing in the yard of his home with other children when the teenage neighbour walked over and persuaded him to go with her, prosecutor Sifiso Ndlovu told the Bulawayo Magistrates’ Court.

Once at her home in Bulawayo’s Gwabalanda suburb, the girl undressed, lay on a bed facing upwards and forced the boy to come on top her before molesting him.

Ndlovu told magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni on Wednesday that the teenage neighbour knew she was HIV positive before the attack on the little boy.

She pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated indecent assault and deliberate transmission of HIV – although tests so far have shown the boy has not yet been infected. HIV has an incubation period of up to three months before it can be detected in tests.

The magistrate ordered the girl indefinitely detained at a young offenders’ institution. A decision on which institution she will be sent to will be made by the Juvenile Court in terms of the Children’s Act

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