7 January 2013

Zambia: Police Pursue Headteacher for Defiling 10-Yr-Old Pupil

POLICE in Kalomo are pursuing a school head-teacher for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old pupil at his school.

The defilement was reported to police in Kalomo on January 3, this year.

Southern Province police chief Charity Kantanga said the incident occurred at Kalonda Basic School in Kalomo where a Grade five pupil was alleged to have been defiled.

Ms Katanga said police were on the ground looking the head teacher who is in his 50s.

"We received a case of defilement, where the victim is 10-years-old and we are looking for the suspect who is a headmaster at a school in Kalomo.

"The mother of the victim reported the matter aftershe noticed her daughter was not walking properly and upon inquiring,she gave details of what happened," Ms Katanga said.

The girl was found with bruises after inspection by her guardian and she was rushed to the hospital where she was treated and a medical report was issued.

Ms Katanga said the defilement occurred between December last year and January this year.

Meanwhile, Sylvia Mweetwa reports in Kabwe that Police are looking for a 25 year old man who allegedly sodimised his friend after intoxicating him with alcohol.

The suspect only identified as Mike of Nkuruma Extension residential area was alleged to have sodomised his friend who he invited for a drink at his house.

Central Province Police Commissioner Standwell Lungu said the incident happened around 02:00hours on Saturday.

Mr Lungu said the victim awoke to a rude shock after discovering that his friend had sodomised him after a drink-up. The suspect has since fled his home.

He said the suspect was likely to be charged for sodomy whose sentence was a maximum of 15 years.

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