—— An 18 year old man of Mathews Township in Kalomo has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 12 year old girl of Magrimond Township in Kalomo.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda confirmed the incidence to radio Phoenix during a call-in programme today in Lusaka monitored by ZANIS.
Ms. Chikwanda said the incidence happened on Thursday afternoon in Madrimond.
She said a woman reported on behalf of her 12 year old daughter, who was defiled by an 18 year old man of the same town around 14:00 hours.
Ms Chikwanda said a medical report was issued so that the child could be treated while the suspect of is under police custody.
The Southern Province Police Commissioner said she is concerned with the alarming levels of defilement cases in the region and has appealed to traditional leaders and the elderly not to relent in counselling youths against engaging in criminal activities.