Man Sentenced to 14 Years IHL for Rape

Man Sentenced to 14 Years IHL for Rape

Liwonde First Grade Magistrate’s Court sitting at Phalula has sentenced a 33 year old man to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 17 year old girl.

First Grade Magistrate Jones Masula said Oscar James who pleaded guilty contravened section 133 of the Penal Code and the penalty aims at warning other would be offenders.

Police prosecutor, Sub inspector Liston Sabola, earlier told the court that James on the New Year’s Eve raped the victim at Utale 2 Catholic parish hall during a disco.

He said James raped the girl when she went out of the disco hall to relieve herself, threatening to stub her with a knife.

She later reported to police and was taken to Balaka District Hospital where examination confirmed she was raped.

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