11 year old Girl narrates how 82 year old man infected her with HIV
AN eleven-year-old girl yesterday narrated in a Kitwe magistrate’s court how an 82 year-old-man allegedly defiled her on several occasions and allegedly infected her with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
This is in the case in which Joel Chileshe, unemployed of Kawama Township, is charged with defilement after he allegedly had sex with the girl on October 21, last year.
The girl, a Grade four pupil, told magistrate Ruth Kapulo that Chileshe had sex with her on several occasions and would sometimes give her biscuits after the act. She narrated that on October 21, last year, Chileshe who was in the company of his friend went to her family’s home to buy beer.
She told the court that it was during that occasion that he took advantage to allegedly fondle her breasts.
The girl said her younger sister started crying upon seeing what Chileshe was doing to her and that was how her father who was in the house called her. She said the following day, Chileshe took her to his house, where he allegedly undressed her, held her legs apart and defiled her.
The girl told the court that after the act, she noticed some discharge from her private parts which Chileshe wiped with a cloth.
“The man held my legs when having sex with me and when I told him that it was painful, he said he was going to be gentle and after he finished he took a cloth to wipe the discharge that was coming from my private parts,” she told the court.
The girl told the court that for one week, Chileshe picked her from school on his bicycle and took her to his house where he would allegedly fond her breasts, lick her private parts and later defile her.
She said she usually experienced abdominal pains and that the time the accused person took her to his house, his wife was in Wusakile Township because she was sick. The girl said after some time she told her brother what Chileshe was doing to her and later her mother was informed about it.
In cross examination by Chileshe, the girl said the accused person went to pick her up from school on several occasions, allegedly defiled her and would later escort her half way the distance to her home.
When Chileshe persistently asked the girl if the mother had not sent her and her sibling to take beer to him, the girl broke down and said it was because of him that she was now on HIV/AIDS treatment.
She told the court that Chileshe allegedly used to defile her younger sister and denied that she was in the habit of having sex with other men.
The matter comes up for continued hearing on February 29.