Boy (12) in trouble for sodomising schoolmate

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By Staff Reporter

Hwange: A 12-year-old Grade 6 pupil at a Hwange school has landed himself in trouble for sodomising a fellow pupil claiming he learnt the act after watching a gay pornographic movie.

The victim is in Grade 3 and both reside in Dete under Chief Nekatambe.

The identities of the two pupils have been concealed to protect them.

The attacker was charged with aggravated indecent assault when he appeared before Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube.

The Grade 6 boy pleaded guilty but was lucky to escape with a warning after the magistrate suspended passing of sentence for three years on condition he did not commit an offence of a similar nature.

Prosecuting, Tinomupei Mbiza said the boy stopped going to school when the sodomy was exposed.

“Between November 1 and November 30 last year, the accused met the complainant on his way home from school. The accused asked the complainant to accompany him to a nearby stream to collect baobab fruits and he agreed.

“While at the stream he asked the little boy to remove his pair of shorts and he complied. He then asked the complainant to bend and hold onto a baobab tree stem before also removing his own pair of shorts. The accused opened the victim’s buttocks and sodomised him once,” said the prosecutor.

Both proceeded to their respective places of residence after the act.

The matter came to light when a teacher at the school enquired why he had stopped attending lessons.

The teacher was told about the crime.

A report was made to the police leading to the boy’s arrest while his victim was referred to hospital for medical examination.