A 53-YEAR-OLD widow has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy.
The woman, from Osizweni in Newcastle, allegedly gave the boy R10 to keep quiet after she locked him up and had sex with him for days.
A member of the boy’s family said the woman, whose husband died a few months ago, asked the boy to help her paint her house last Thursday.
She said the family trusted the woman.
But when the boy went home on Saturday, he couldn’t walk properly and had blood on his trousers.
She said at first the boy said that nothing had happened.
But when she threatened him with a hiding the boy said the woman had showed him sex DVDs and forced him to sleep with her.
“He was traumatised. We reported the matter to the police and the woman was arrested the same day.”
She said that the boy was taken to the doctor as his 4-5 was injured and bleeding.
A resident told Daily Sun that the allegations and the widow’s arrest had shocked the neighbourhood.
Major Thulani Zwane said the woman will appear in Madadeni Magistrates Court soon in connection with a rape charge.