Shocking details have emerged in the case of a self-professed thigh vendor who was arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old boy.
26-year-old Precious Teya from Chitungwiza appeared in court yesterday facing charges of aggravated indecent assault. Under Zimbabwean criminal law, women cannot be charged with rape, they can only be charged with indecent assault. Harare provincial magistrate Vongai Guwuriro remanded her in custody to April 21 and advised her to apply for bail at the High Court.
The court heard that the 13-year-old from Houghton Park in Harare went on an adult dating site and selected Teya. The boy who is a Form 2 pupil at Watershed High School started chatting with Teya on WhatsApp where he inquired about the services that she offered. According to H-Metro, Teya is reported to have sent the boy the followings services and prices
NURUV – US$15, FETISH – US$30, FULL HOUSE – US$40 and SEX -US$20.
The two then agreed to meet to have sex the next day at the juvenile’s home in Houghton Park. The randy 13-year-old is said to have asked Teya to bring sleeping tablets. He wanted to drug his siblings so that they would not disturb their sex rendezvous. Teya agreed to the proposal.
The next day, thigh vendor showed up as agreed in a taxi and asked the minor to pay the taxi driver US$20, which the minor did. The minor is said to have developed cold feet and asked her to cancel the appointment.
However, the thigh vendor refused to leave and pushed her way into the house. She is reported to have pushed the minor into fulfilling their rendezvous.
The minor caved in and asked for the sleeping tablets which he then used to drug his siblings to ensure that they would not be disturbed when having sex. The two then proceeded to have sex using protection.
However, after the deed was done, Teya changed goalposts and demanded US$120 and not the previously agreed on US$20. The 13-year-old who did not have that kind of money at hand approached his neighbour looking for a short term loan.
The issue came into the light when the neighbour questioned the minor on why he needed so much money on short notice. After the minor explained his predicament, the neighbor immediately notified the minor’s grandmother who reported the matter to the authorities leading to the arrest of Teya.
The changing of prices after the deed has been done is a trick that is employed by some thigh vendors to extract as much as money as possible from their clients. They usually do this secure in the knowledge that the client will be too embarrassed to fight back as this would attract public attention.
Other more daring and greedy thigh vendors take pictures/videos of their clients in compromising situations and then extort them for all the cash they may have. A few years back, the issue became so prevalent in the Avenues area in Harare, that the authorities started warning men about soliciting women in the area for sex.