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58-year-old prostitute with HIV rapes and sickens 6-year-old boy

By Mason White 10:11 AM July 27, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A prostitute was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after raping a young boy and infecting him with HIV, prosecutors in Zimbabwe said.

Now, 58-year-old Mercy Muchemwa of Masvingo, has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of rape.

According to the police investigation, Muchemwa forced the boy to have sex with her because she liked the energy of the child.

The prostitute was a friend with the boy’s mother. Muchemwa pleaded not guilty to aggravated indecent assault, but was convicted after a trial.

Prosecutors told the court that Muchemwa used her friendship with the mother of the victim to abuse the innocent child. The mother was also slammed in court for keeping the relationship secret and not notifying the police.

The court also heard how Muchemwa gave the boy $1 each time she abused him. The abuse came to light when the child fell ill.

After being taken to a hospital, he was diagnosed with HIV.