FIVE Kabulonga Boys High School pupils yesterday pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent practice between persons of the same sex involving another 15-year-old boy.
According to facts before the court the five boys allegedly used to take the boy in question to the Ablution Block at the boys’ school or some vantage between Kabulonga Boys and Kabulonga Girls schools and made him suck their private parts before subjecting him to anal sex.
The five juvenile boys pleaded not guilty to the offence, which is contrary to section 158(1) of the Penal Code as read with Amended Act number 15 of 2005, before Lusaka magistrate Mwaka Mikalile.
Particulars of the offence in the matter are similar in respect to three of the boys, except for two, but the complainant in the matter is the same in all the five counts.
Particulars of the offence in respect of three of the boys, who cannot be identified as they are juveniles, state that on unknown dates but in January 2010 in Lusaka while in a public place namely Kabulonga Boys High School Ablution block did commit or procure an act of gross indecency with a male child of the same sex.
In the case of one of the boys, the particular of offence read that on unknown dates but in November 2009 in Lusaka while in a public place between Kabulonga Boys High School and Kabulonga Girls High School did commit or procure an act of gross indecency with a male child of the same sex.
The statement of offence for another boy read that in June 2010 at Kabulonga Boys High School Ablution Block, he did commit or procure an act of gross indecency with a male child of the same sex.
The five boys, aged between 16 and 18 and accompanied by a group of relatives, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Before their case was called into court, the five were respectfully seated on a bench outside the courtroom waiting for their turn in the dock.
The court then set October 7, 2010 as date for commencement of trial.
Courtesy of the Post