A house help in Kiembeni, Mombasa County has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy and filming the incident, then sharing the videos on the internet.
The 21-year-old lady, the court heard, is part of a child pornography cartel involving rogue house helps to film themselves defiling their bosses’ children.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Florence Macharia on Wednesday, the lady said she was introduced to the trade via a Facebook friend who led her to a page on the platform where people share the videos in exchange for money.
“I was then instructed to send nude photos and videos. They also instructed me to masturbate on camera and share the videos. I did exactly that with the hope that I would be paid at the end of the month,” she confessed.
She also added that she received death threats if she failed to cooperate with the man’s directives.
The minor’s mother told the court that later on after the maid had quit her job, she received the videos of her son from a strange number, threatening to share them online if the family did not send money.
The maid pleaded guilty to assaulting the boy between June 2020 and October last year and was handed a life sentence and another 10 years for child pornography.
The sentences run concurrently.