Police officers have detained a 26-year-old man. Erick Kasongo of Prisons Compound is suspected of defiling a five-year-old girl.
According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the suspect was working as a security officer. He allegedly raped the girl on several occasions.
The victim’s mother has left her three children with the guard on September 12. Upon return, she found an unusual vaginal discharge on the girl. The victim named the rapist and he was detained.
Kasongo is expected to make his appearance in court soon.