20-year-old Mercy Chisiyo a sex worker from Lion’s Den, Chinhoyi, has found herself in legal trouble after engaging in an intimate encounter with a 15-year-old boy.
The incident, which took place at Mukanya Bar in Murereka, Lion’s Den, has drawn widespread attention and concern. The young thigh vendor now faces the consequences of her actions in prison, as Magistrate Lisa Mutendereki passed down a verdict that left both the accused and the public stunned.
Mercy Chisiyo, a thigh vendor, was apprehended by the ZRP on allegations of engaging in sexual relations with a minor.
The state’s case, led by prosecutor Tafadzwa Knight Rwodzi, highlighted that the boy had initially visited Mukanya Bar for a musical show. There, he encountered Chisiyo, who was soliciting clients at the time. The two agreed upon an arrangement, with the boy promising to pay a fee of US$5 for their encounter.
Things took an unexpected turn when the young boy entrusted Chisiyo with his Huawei cellphone as a promise of payment, expecting to retrieve it the following day after clearing his debt.
When he returned to Mercy with the outstanding money, the thigh vendor told him that she had no intention of returning the gadget. The teenager reported the incident to the police.
During the investigation, it came to light that Chisiyo had violated the law by bedding an underage boy below the age of 16. The court ruled that her actions were unlawful.
Magistrate Lisa Mutendereki, presiding over the case, sentenced Mercy Chisiyo to six months of imprisonment. However, the sentence was later commuted to 210 hours of community service.
This shocking incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities that young individuals face and the importance of protecting them from exploitation. It is crucial for society to remain vigilant and work collectively to safeguard our children from such harmful situations.