an insatiable appetite for sex nearly landed a step dad in trouble after it emerged that he was not satisfied with the mother alone.
A17-year old girl from Soweto, Katutura last week told her mother that her stepfather has been trying to have sex with her.
The teenager’s mother, name withheld, said it was a shocking revelation that her only daughter has not been safe in the house in which she was supposed to be safe.
“It was terrible to hear. I was shocked that my husband whom I thought had been very exemplary as a father figure has been trying to have sex with my own daughter,” she said.
According to the teenager’s mother, her daughter told her that the stepfather, who she has been married to for three years, started giving her preferential treatment.
“He’d send her credit and give her money. She said he was really too nice to her until he started complementing her about her legs. She said he started by telling her that she had nice legs, better than mine,” she said.
The remarks, the mother said, started getting physical from the begging last month as the stepfather makes passes at her.
“He complimented her on tights she wore last month and then grabbed her buttocks. He also bought her gifts on Valentine’s Day. After that he tried to kiss her while watching a movie, telling her that he wanted to prepare her to be a ‘big girl’,” she said.
She said the teen decided that she has had enough of her stepfather’s perverted innuendos when he came into her room and lay on her bed when her mother was away.
“He was in her room when I went for choir rehearsals last week and tried to touch her between the thighs. He told her all the nice things and promised to give her money,” she said.
When the teenager refused his advances, the mother said, the stepfather threatened that he would convince her mother to ‘ground’ her.
The teenager told her mother what had happened when she got home and the couple got into a heated argument.
The teenager’s stepfather refused to comment insisting that he preferred to talk face to face because he was working in a noisy environment.
The mother later begged: “I don’t think it is the right way of dealing with this. I spoke to you out of anger and frustration. Please don’t print the story as it is a family matter and we are going to solve it in the family.” *All names withheld to protect the identity of the child