Woman appears in court for luring boy into sexual act

Petronella Swartz

A WOMAN (43) appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura yesterday after allegedly luring a minor into a toilet to perform a sexual act.

Petronella Swartz appeared before magistrate Surita Savage on charges of rape and contravening the Combating of Immoral Practices Act of 1980.

Swartz is accused of luring a boy (6) into a toilet and sexually assaulting him at Otjomuise in Windhoek between 14h00 and 15h00 on Sunday.

She was arrested on Sunday and is currently being held at Klein Windhoek Police Station.

The case has been postponed to 11 September for further investigations.

The state objected to the granting of bail as it is a serious offence and will not be in the public interest for Swartz to be released.

Swartz is, however, still able to make a formal bail application.

She has said that she will apply for legal aid. Prosecutor Edel Upindi appeared for the state.

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