An HIV-positive maid was yesterday sentenced to 25 years in prison for intentionally infecting a 10-year-old boy with the virus and a sexually transmitted infection in Zimbabwe.

40-year-old Memory Makore allegedly coaxed the boy on two occasions, infecting him with HIV and genital warts.
She pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent assault and to deliberately transmitting HIV, when she appeared before Harare Magistrate Jessy Makufa.

Prosecutor Chipo Matambo said in April, 2018, Makore undressed the minor and had sex with him without protection.

Matambo said in May, the boy went to stay with his grandmother and started developing genital warts and was later treated for STI at the Murewa Hospital.

However, on New Year’s Eve, the maid allegedly undressed the minor and had unprotected sexual intercourse with him again. The boy eventually narrated his ordeal to his mother, leading to Makore’s arrest.

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