Police in Kapiri Mposhi have arrested a 73-year-old man for sodomy.
The man is alleged to have sodomized an eleven-year-old grade three pupil of Palamedis Basic School around 17:00 after ambushing her at a nearby bush as she walked home from school.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwel Lungu has confirmed the incident which happened on 7th June 2013 to ZANIS today.
Mr. Lungu who identified the suspect as Ackson Siwale of Zambia Compound in Kapiri Mposhi said the man has since been charged for having sex against the order of nature contrary to Section 155 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Mr. Lungu said the victim’s mother, Beatrice Nalwamba of Zambia Compound reported the matter to police on the same day when the child told her what had happened to her.
The child was rushed to Hospital where medical tests were conducted on her to determine the report.
The police commissioner said the medical tests conducted on the child at the hospital proved consistent to the report that she was sodomized.
“I can confirm the arrest of male 73-year-old Ackson Siwale for allegedly having unlawfully and canally knowing an 11-year-old girl in Kapiri Mposhi… we have charged him for sodomy for having sex against the order of nature”, Mr. Lungu said.
Mr. Lungu said the man who is held in police custody will appear in court soon.