Police in Luapula have arrested a 27 year old man, Donald Chileshe of Mutono village for allegedly defiling his one year and six months old cousin.
Chileshe took advantage of the baby when the parents left her in his care as they went to the fields.
The baby is reported to have sustained serious injuries on its private parts as well as its anus.
Police spokesperson, Elizabeth Kanjela said the man is currently in police custody awaiting trial.
Chileshe has been charged for defilement.