A 35-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe has testified before the magistrate’s court how her 13-year-old niece was allegedly defiledby her 56-year-old grandfather.
This is in a case in which Leonard Besa of house number 1067 Kawama township is facing one count of defilement.
Besa is alleged to have committed the offence on November 30 last year in Kitwe, by having unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16.
He appeared before magistrate Kampinda Chipamu on Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to defiling his grandchild.
Sandra Muyembe testified that on the material day, her niece went to school and that she took long to return.
“My niece knocks off from school at 12:00 hours but she came back at 16:00 hours. When she returned, I noticed that she was not looking like herself and I noticed that there was also something wrong with her uniform.
“When I asked her what had happened, she told me that she went to her grandfather’s house, where he got hold of her and defiled her,” she said.
“She told me that Besa had grabbed her and made her lie on the chair and had sex with her, but his wife found him and ordered him to stop,” Ms Muyembe testified.
The court heard that the matter was then reported to the police where the victim and her guardian were issued with a medical report form.
She narrated that the girl was taken to Kitwe Central Hospital where it was discovered that she had been defiled and had bruises, and blood was coming out of her private parts.
Magistrate Chipamu adjourned the matter to January 11, 2016 for continued trial.