Child rapist jailed for 12 years

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Nkhotakota first grade magistrate court has sentenced a 42 year-old Malawian man identified as Justin Moffat to 12 years in prison for defiling a 12 year-old girl in the district.

The court was told by Police Prosecutor Sergeant Cedric Cosmas that the defiler left his bedroom and enticed the young girl at the sitting room where she was sleeping before taking her to a nearby bush where he repeatedly defiled her.

The convict’s wife then discovered that her husband was missing in the room and when she reached the sitting room, she also noticed that the girl was missing too. She alerted her neighbours but in the process, the two returned to the house where the victim disclosed what Moffat had done to her.

CourtThe wife reported the matter to the police who arrested the convict and placed a defilement charge which is contrary to section 138 of the penal code.

During the hearing session, Moffat denied all the charges levelled against him but the prosecuting team brought forward four witnesses who testified against him.

Magistrate Fred Juma in his ruling sentenced Moffat to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour even though he pleaded with the court for leniency saying he was a first offender and that he has a family to look after.

“You could have thought about it before committing the crime. Did you forget that you left your wife behind before defiling the young girl?

“I therefore sentence you to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour,” said the magistrate.

The convict hails from Chikunichoola Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mphonde in the same district.

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  1. Munthu walowa povomerezeka koma 12 zaka wina wadya zoletsedwa atuluke zikutani kweni kweni? Masheik and Abusa mulowelelepo apa.Bible imati wachita Rape akwatile ndiye

  2. 30 december 2015 32 yrs old man rape a 15 yrs old boy {neno district mwanza}{Lisungwi} gayism the police hear the matter but nothing happen Malawi has completely change from bad to worst

  3. 30 december 2015 32 yrs old man rape a 15 yrs old boy {neno district mwanza}{Lisungwi} gayism the police hear the matter but nothing happen Malawi has completely change from bad to worst

    • its true doctors at lisungwi community hospital confirm about this akuti boma linaimitsa kupeleka chigamulo kwa milandu ngati iyi Dpp government is pleasing donours {satanic} for nothing and yet malawi kwacha is still loosing its value and soon wll hear that the whole world wll use 1 currency{666}what was written in Bible It will be Fulfill

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