Young girl allegedly raped by stepfather

A 28-year-old Zambian man has been arrested for allegedly raping his four-year-old stepdaughter at Gunkwe village in Zambezi region on Sunday.

Regional police spokesperson inspector Kisco Sitali confirmed the incident to The Namibian today.

He said that the mother of the child left her in the care of the suspect and went to Katima Mulilo to run errands.

“However when the mother returned, the girl started complaining about feeling pain in her private parts when she relieved herself. The mother then inspected her and saw that something was wrong. She took her to the hospital, where it was confirmed that she was sexually assaulted. The victim is receiving medical attention at the district hospital,” he said.

Sitali said that investigations are continuing and that the suspect is expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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