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House help jailed for 10 years for sexual assault

A house help will serve a 10-year jail term for sexually harassing a three-year-old boy.

Court heard that Susan Atieng Eseme, 25, forced the boy to ‘taste’ her private parts.

She was jailed without an option of fine by principal magistrate Agnes Makau who ruled that minors need the full protection of the law.

Susan admitted committing the indecent act with her employer’s minor contrary to section 11(1) of the Sexual Offences Act No 3 of 2006.

She admitted engaging in the forbidden act with the minor for a period of three months between January 7 and March 2022.

The prosecution told the court Susan took advantage of the minor when they were residing along Helena Road area within Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

She admitted to intentionally and unlawfully causing the minor to suckle her private parts.

“It is true I committed the act,” she told court.

Ms Makau noted underage children are psychologically traumatized when they are exposed to these sexual escapades at a tender age by persons whose intentions and actions are evil-driven.

Ms Makau said minors suffer mentally once they are exposed to sex before maturity age and develop hatred against the female folk when they become of age.

She noted it is the minor who disclosed to his father what Auntie (Susan) used to ask him to do to her.

“The minor asked his father to unzip so that he could show him what he and Auntie (the accused) usually do when left alone at home,” the magistrate heard from the state prosecutor.

She said the father patiently waited as the son explained what they do with the accused in secrecy.

The minor kissed his father skillfully and it dawned on him that his son had been abused sexually.

Ms Makau heard the minor was taken for medical examination at Nairobi Women’s Hospital where it was established he had been abused sexually.

“The P-3 Form presented to this court has highlighted the degree of assault on the minors’ manhood and mental trauma,” Ms Makau observed.

She was asked to treat the accused as a first offender by the state prosecutor.

In her mitigation, Susan pleaded for mercy saying she takes care of her aged grandparents with whom she left her two children.

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