HIV positive hyena arrested in Malawi
A Malawian man who bragged about having sex with underage girls to initiate them into womanhood has been arrested, authorities say.
Eric Aniva sparked social media outrage last week when he told local and international media that families pay him to have sex with young girls to mark their passage from childhood into adulthood.
Parents hire him when the girls reach puberty as a form of ritual cleansing, he said.
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In an interview published last week, he told the BBC that he makes between $4 to $7 for each encounter.
"Some girls are just 12 or 13 years old, but I prefer them older," he told the BBC.
"All these girls find pleasure in having me as their hyena. They actually are proud and tell other people that this man is a real man, he knows how to please a woman."
He said while he's HIV-positive, the families paying him are unaware of his status.
The story added that for cultural reasons, "hyenas" don't use protection such as condoms.