Police in Chikwawa have arrested a 35-year-old man, Mikeyasi Charles for allegedly defiling an 18-year-old woman who is mentally disturbed (imbecile).
Chikwawa Police Station, Deputy Public Relations Officer Sergeant Dickson Matemba said on Tuesday afternoon that the incident occurred on Saturday in the afternoon hours.
Matemba said Charles was coming from a drinking place when along the way to his home he met the girl who he dragged into the bush.
“He was caught red-handed whilst in the evil act by the villagers who brought him to Chikwawa Police Station on the same day.
“The victim was referred to Chikwawa District Hospital for medical examination and medical report revealed that the girl was defiled,” the deputy police publicist said.
Meanwhile, Charles has been charged with the offence of defilement of an imbecile which contravenes Section 139 of the Penal Code. He will soon appear before the court of law. Matemba further said police in the district are advising parents and guardians who are looking after children and people who have different types of disabilities to take care of them.
He said: “Police further warn all people who take advantage to sleep with imbecile persons that the law shall take its course.”
Charles hails from Bwalo Village in Traditional Authority Kasisi in Chikwawa District.