Teacher Arrested for Defiling a Learner
Police in Phalombe have arrested a primary school teacher on suspicion that he defiled a 14- year-old learner.
Phalombe Police Publicist, Innocent Moses, has confirmed the arrest to Zodiak Online on Tuesday, saying the suspect, Dyson Chawawa, 28, proposed a standard 7 learner in January last year.
Moses said the suspect had been sleeping with the girl for several times until he impregnated her.
He said the incident happened between January and April 2019 at Kuseriwa Village, in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Ndanga in Mulanje district.
The police publicist said the suspect has been charged with a defilement case contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code and he will appear in court soon to answer the charge.
The suspect comes from John village, Traditional Authority Ndanga in the district.