Man awaits ruling in defilement case

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RABECCA BANDA writes

A LUSAKA accused of defiling a 14-year-old girl awaits ruling on whether he has a case to answer or not.

Before magistrate Nsunge Chanda was Edward Chinyama, aged 25 who is accused of having carnal knowledge of the 14-year-old girl.

A police officer, Teddy Chulu, 44 said in court that he was allocated a docket of defilement on a child on January 17, 2020.

He said the step-mother of the girl reported that she was sexually assaulted by a known person between September 16, 2019 and December 18, 2019.

He said the step-mother suspected the girl was sexually assaulted when she observed changes in her behaviour.

Mr Chulu said the mother took the girl for a pregnancy test and it was discovered that she was pregnant.

He said he interviewed the step- mother, father and the girl concerning the matter.

He said the girl told him that a man known to her had sex with her.

He said he later received a medical report showing the girl was sexually assaulted.

He said in March 2020, he was led to Makeni Villa where Chinyama lives and arrested him.

The court adjourned the matter for ruling on whether Chinyama has a case to answer or not.

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