A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl of Chief Liteta’s area in Chibombo has been defiled by an 85-year-old man who was taking care of her after her father went to fetch firewood.
Police have arrested the alleged perpetrator identified as Mbusu Nkhuma of Sokani Farms in Chibombo.
Central Province commissioner of police Standwell Lungu said yesterday that Nkhuma allegedly defiled the girl at Sokani Farm on February 2, this year.
“What we have learnt is that the girl was left with this old man by her father who went to fetch firewood. She was staying with her father and her mother is here in Kabwe because they are not living together,” Mr Lungu said.
The victim is currently admitted to Kabwe General Hospital where she is undergoing treatment after she was defiled.
Earlier, a Kabwe resident, Fredrick Mulando, said he learnt of the defilement of the girl with shock and alleged that the victim’s father wanted to conceal the offence.
“I could not hold back my tears when I spoke to the two-year-old girl who had been defiled and is currently in Kabwe General Hospital,” Mr Mulando said.
He said the information he gathered was that the victim had also been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
And in Mumbwa, an eight-year-old girl has allegedly been defiled by a 38-year-old man whom the police have named as Alex Moyo.
Mr Lungu said the victim was defiled around 21:00 hours at Nangoma Market on Sunday.
“The minor was enticed with biscuits and we have made arrests,” he said.
Mr Lungu said the perpetrators in both cases are expected to appear in court soon.