Friday, August 5, 2016

HIV+ Man Who Gets Paid To Have S3x With Teenagers Denied Bail

A Malawi court today denied bail to an HIV-positive man who is facing charges of having sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of initiation rites into womanhood.

Eric Aniva, 45, was arrested last month, after he revealed that families paid him between four and seven dollars to have sexual intercourse with their children, in a traditional custom meant to prepare them to become good wives.

Magistrate Anderson Masanjala denied him bail saying "it is wise for Aniva to remain on remand so that police can finish their investigation."

He appeared before a packed courtroom without a lawyer, because he could not afford one. He could be jailed for life if found guilty of underage sex.