POLICE in Mansa have arrested a 27-year-old woman of Labi village in Chief Kalasa-Lukangaba’s area for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy and infecting him with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Luapula Province deputy commissioner of police Webby Shula said on Saturday that it is believed that the woman, whose identity has been withheld, allegedly forced the boy to have sex with her on several occasions.
He said the incident allegedly happened on unknown dates but around April 27 this year.
He said police have charged the suspect with defilement and she will appear in court soon.
The matter was reported to Mansa Police Station by the boy’s elder sister after she discovered that her younger brother had contracted an STD.
“The report indicates that on April 27, 2015 at about 21:00 hours, the boy went to the woman’s house to collect some money for the fish she had collected from him on credit.
“Instead, the woman decided to have sex with him,” Mr Shula said.
He said the woman allegedly had sex with the minor whenever he approached her to pay for the fish that she got on credit.