A 19-year-old man of Chama District in Muchinga Province has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.
The arrest comes barely three (3) days after police launched a manhunt for four (4) men reported to have defiled a six-year-old girl in the same district.
Muchinga Province Commissioner of Police, Lizzy Machina says the suspect is a grade 12 pupil and has been charged with defilement following the issuance of a medical report in support of the allegation. Ms Machina further stated that the suspect is scheduled to appear in court soon.
Ms Machina says the victim’s mother told police that she got concerned when she noticed that her daughter was limping and had difficulties walking after which the girl revealed that she had been sexually abused by the suspect.