A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested for allegedly sodomising a 40-year-old mentally challenged man in Bulawayoa��s Nkulumane suburb.
The matter came to light when the victim arrived home and asked his mother for some Vaseline to smear on his behind.
The man allegedly told his mother he was experiencing excruciating pain after a juvenile inserted his manhood into his backside.
The mother reported the matter to police and the juvenile, who lives in the same area, was arrested.
The incident occurred at a playground in Nkulumane 5 on May 31.
Bulawayo Metropolitan Province police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway.
a�?We are investigating a case of sodomy where a juvenile is alleged to have sodomised his 40-year-old neighbour. The incident occurred at a local playground and when the mentally challenged man arrived home, he asked for Vaseline to put on his anus. This led to him revealing the matter to his mother.
a�?We appeal to members of the public to never take advantage of other people. This young boy took advantage of the 40-year-olda��s mental state. We also appeal to people to always listen and take action to any kind of reports of abuse by anyone despite their ages,a�? she said.