Farmer, pupil in court for unnatural offences

By Staff Reporter
A CHISAMBA farmer Dauglas Quentin Watt has appeared  in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to having anal and oral sex with a 17-year-old grade 12 pupil of Lusaka.
Watt, 53 , of Farm no. 4007 in Chisamba in Central Province and  the juvenile are jointly charged with two counts of  unnatural offences and another two for obscene matters or things contrary to the law.
Appearing before chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale today, Watt and the juvenile denied having unlawful carnal Knowledge of each other against the order of nature.
Watt and the juvenile could however, not take plea in respect of possession of obscene pictures and videos charges because the Director of Public Prosecutions had not yet consented the prosecution of those charges.
It is alleged in the first count that Watt between May 2019 and July 17, 2019 at Lusaka had unlawful carnal knowledge of the juvenile against the order of nature.
In the second count, the juvenile is alleged to have between May 2019 and July 17, 2019 had unlawful carnal knowledge of Watt against the order of nature.
In the third count and fourth count Watt and the juvenile on July 17 2019 had in their possession obscene pictures and videos on cell phones tending to corrupt morals .
The accused through their lawyer  applied for bail pending trial and magistrate Mwale
admitted Watt to K10,000 cash bail while the juvenile is granted a K5,000 cash bail also.
The court further ordered the duo to provide two working sureties bound in the sum of K10, 000.
Trial is expected to commence on August 6.