Police in Serenje have apprehended a 65 year old man for allegedly defiling his 14 year old granddaughter.
Serenje District Police officer commanding Daniel Mseteka confirmed the incident to ZANIS.
Mr. Mseteka said the man was caught defiling his granddaughter in the house by his wife.
He said the girl was found with injuries on her private parts and is undergoing intensive medical check up.
Mr. Mseteka said it is suspected that the man started having sex with the girl long before being caught red handed. The man will appeal in court soon.
And District Commissioner Stanley Chibwana has expressed sadness over the incident noting that people should stop abusing young children especially the old who are supposed to be role models.
Mr. Chibwana noted that only a mad person could defile a young girl of such an age.
He said the law should take its course and deal with perpetrators with severe punishment in accordance with the law.
“It is a very, very sad situation to see that defilement cases are going up because it shows deteriorating morals in the community and national at large.” He said.