Phalombe man gets 14 years IHL for defiling stepdaughter

Phalombe First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 23 year old man to 14 years Imprisonment with Hard Labor for defiling his 11 year old stepdaughter.

The court heard that the man, Dyson Macheso, who hails from Ulolo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaduya in the district defiled the girl in December 2016 when her mother left her under his guardianship.

Police prosecutors told the court that on the morning of the event the unsuspicious mother left her daughter home with her husband and went to fetch firewood where she took long.

Meanwhile the lousy father, taking advantage of the space, defiled the girl and persuaded her not to talk about it to anyone giving her K200 in the process.

The incident was revealed when the girl’s biological father noticed that she was walking with difficulties when he came to see her.

Passing out his Judgment, Magistrate Damson Banda said he had delivered the stiff punishment to deter would be offenders.

Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA