Police in Blantyre have arrested a 19 year-old young man suspected to have sexually abused a 14 year-old girl in the commercial city.
The young man Denis Chiume is reported to have forced the girl to spend a night at his residence on August 7 this year.
Confirming to Malawi24, Blantyre police assistant spokesperson Andrew Mayawo said the girl was reported to be missing on the day she slept at Chiume’s house but the next day she went back to her parents’ house.
When asked where she was, the child said Chiume forced her to sleep at his house where he sexually assaulted her.
The matter was then reported to Ndirande police station and medical reports from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) revealed that the young girl was sexually abused.
According to Mayawo, the suspect was on the run until 14 September when the law enforcers finally arrested him.
The suspect is yet to appear in court to answer charges of defilement contrary to section 138 subsection 1 of the Malawi’s penal code.
Chiume hails from Mphande village, Traditional Authority (TA) M’bwana in Nkhatabay district.