Homosexual in Court

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A 57-year-old man will this morning appear before Mochudi magistrate court for defiling a 14-year-old boy.

Police say the man, was arrested after complaints that he had sex with a 14 year old boy. The accused was arrested on Friday.  While the man has maintained the act was consensual, police have gone on to charge him with the serious offence of defilement, as the subject involved is a minor. “The boy claims he and the man had been dating since September last year, but he is a minor who just completed his standard Seven,” said Mochudi station commander superintendent Simon Sitale.

The superintendent said the man would remain in police custody while waiting to be arraignment at court. 

He said pleaded with the public especially men to stop falling in love with underage children. Sitale said this is  a serious offence for which  one can be jailed for ten years or more. However the police say investigations are still on going.

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