Police nab teenager for defilement

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Police in Kalomo has arrested an 18 years old
man of Mathews Township for allegedly defiling a 12 year old girl of
Magrimond Township in the same district.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda confirmed the
incidence with radio Phoenix during a call-in programme today
monitored by ZANIS in Lusaka.
Ms. Chikwanda said the incidence happened on Thursday last week in
Magrimond Township.
She said a woman reported the matter on behalf of her 12 year old
daughter who was defiled around 14 hours.
Ms. Chikwanda said a medical report was issued so that the child can
be treated while the suspect of an unknown address is under police
custody.
She expressed concerned with the rising number of defilement cases in
the region.
She has since appealed to traditional leaders and the elderly people
not to relent in counselling the youth against engaging in
criminality.

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