Teenager gets six years for sexual abuse


The Midima senior resident magistrate court has sentenced an 18 year-old man to six years in prison with hard labour for sexually assaulting a girl.

Assistant Public Relations Officer for Limbe Police Widson Nhlane said the man, 18 year-old Patrick Lede, assaulted a 16 year-old girl in February.  

Court“The incident occurred on 28 February 2016 in Limbe Township where the convict unlawfully and indecently assaulted the 16 year-old girl,” said Nhlane.

He added that the matter was reported to police who arrested Lede and charged him with indecent assault which is contrary to section 137(1) of the penal code.

On Tuesday, Lede pleaded guilty to the charge and senior resident magistrate Benson Chisakamile slapped the convict with six years imprisonment with hard labour saying the sentence will deter would be offenders.

Lede hails from Belethe village T/A Makhuwira in Chikhwawa district.



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