Girl (14) found with porn at school
POLICE in Bulawayo were called in when a 14-year-old Sikhulile High School pupil was busted by the school’s security guard sharing pornographic videos with friends on a phone.
After questioning, the girl whose name has been withheld for ethical reasons, revealed that the phone belonged to her sister’s boyfriend, a court heard.
She said she had borrowed it to go and take pictures and show off to her friends.
The pupil’s confession led to the arrest of Ntandoyenkosi Prayer Mathe (23), the owner of the phone.
Mathe, who resides in Old Magwegwe appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu and was charged with possessing censored content.
He was found guilty and sentenced to six months in prison.
Prosecuting, Tony Kamudyariwa said: “On July 26 this year, at around 6PM in Magwegwe suburb, the young girl approached the accused and borrowed the phone to go and take pictures at school.”
“Mathe gave his Vodaphone tablet to the minor knowing that it contained pornographic pictures and videos but did not bother to put a security code on the files.”
Sentencing Mathe, Magistrate Ndhlovu blasted him for being careless.
“You have exposed 14-year-olds to pornography, what will they learn from that? Now these children are going to experiment because by nature children tend to copy what they see and you have exposed them to it. You are promoting moral decadence.
“I will give you a custodial sentence. You will serve an effective six months in prison,” he said. — @andile_tshuma