A 55-year-old man from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo was arrested for kissing his neighbour’s 16-year-old son.
The accused whose name is being withheld to protect the victim is facing a charge of indecent assault.
The suspect recently appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Rachel Mukanga.
He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody to 19 December 2022 on $20 000 bail.
Allegations are that on 19 November 2022, the suspect called the boy to his room at Vundu Flats and he complied.
When he entered, the accused allegedly spoke to him in Shona saying imbondipawo mbijana (Please can you give me a little bit) and the boy questioned him on what he meant.
It is further alleged that the accused then immediately grabbed the victim with his left hand and dragged him close to his bed. He then kissed the boy on his right cheek.
The boy managed to free himself and informed his guardian about the incident who advised him to report the matter to the police leading to the man’s arrest.