Malawi Police in Thyolo district are keeping in custody a 44 year-old man for raping and impregnating a 15 year-old girl.
Thyolo police public relations officer Edith Kachotsa confirmed about the arrest and identified the suspect as Maxwell Donsa. She said the suspect and the victim were living in the same house.
“We have indeed arrested Donsa for allegedly impregnating and defiling an underage girl which is contrary to section 138 of the penal code,” said Kachotsa.
She added that the suspect had been sleeping with the victim since August 2015 and he was intimidating her that he will send her back to the village if she will tell anyone about his actions.
Kachotsa further said that the girl’s relatives learned that she is pregnant and after they questioned her, she revealed that she had been raped several times by Donsa.
The relatives later reported the matter reported to police who arrested Donsa. Kachotsa said the suspect will appear in court soon.
Donsa hails from Ndenguma village in the area of Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba District.