By Nomalanga Makwelo
Police in Bulawayo have arrested a 30 year old man for aggravated indecent assault and kidnapping of a three year old minor .
Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abedinico Ncube confirmed the development saying the accused whose name has been withheld for ethical reasons to protect the identity of the boy , approached the minor when he was playing out in the streets with his friends.
“As police in Bulawayo we investigated a case of aggravated indecent assault where a man was arrested for kidnapping and assaulting a boy aged three. This happened on the 15th of February 2021 at around 1500 hrs , where this young boy was playing with his friends in the streets and he was approached by the accused person who lured him and promised to give him a knife which he was holding .”
The minor followed the accused for some few meters leaving his friends behind.
“After luring him away from his friends, the accused grabbed the minor and closed his mouth before taking him to a unknown destination, where upon arrival at the house he was locked indoors . The accused forcibly removed his trousers , and had anal sexual intercourse with him four times without protection”, said Inspector Ncube
The minor was released the next day ,after the accused threatened to kill him if he was to tell anyone what had transpired. The boy kept the incident a secret until recently when his parents discovered he was having difficulties walking leading to the investigation.
The accused has since appeared in court.
Meanwhile Inspector Ncube advised parents and guardians to constantly check on their children when they play outside .