The incident happened on February 24, this year around 22:00 hours in Chitulika village, chief Chikwanda.

The victim’s mother aged 28 reported that her daughter was d£filed by her boyfriend Worry Pandeko of Mpika district.

Muchinga province police commanding officer Paul Achiume said on the material date, the two slept in the living room because the complainant’s father was visiting, leaving the child sleeping in her bedroom.

“In the middle of the night, the suspect demanded for s£x from his girlfriend but she declined and slept not knowing that her boyfriend now the suspect woke up and went in the bedroom were the victim was sleeping and d£filed her,” he said.

Mr Achiume said the following day, the mother observed sores on the victim’s pr!vate parts.

“In the morning he left and the victim didn’t say anything to her mother until in the afternoon when she told her that she had a sore on her pr!vate part, when she was taken to the hospital, the reporter was told that her child was d£filed. When she asked the victim, she opened up and told her that she was d£filed,” he said.

Mr Achiume said police managed to apprehend the suspect with the help from the Community Crime Prevention Unit.

He said the suspect is detained in custody and will appear in court soon.

Credit: Mwebantu