In an unbelievable case of taking the adage 'Catch Them Young' to the extremes, a Tynwald woman got arrested on allegations of fondling her three-year-old neighbour's privates.
Melisa Nkomo has since appeared before Harare magistrate Anita Tshuma facing a charge of indecent assault. She was remanded out of custody to 26 November on US$50 bail.
State led by prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira alleges that on a date unknown to the complainant, Melisa took the three-year-old boy from his parents' house and went with him to her residence. Upon arrival, Melisa allegedly removed the pair of shorts that the toddler was wearing and had a moment of enthusiasm with the boy's little male organ, it is alleged.
Melisa is said to have immediately made the complainant wear his pair of shorts after the act. The young boy's mother, however, learnt of the incident and made a police report leading to Melisa's arrest.