14 Years Behind Bars for Defilement

14 Years Behind Bars for Defilement

A First Grade Magistrate court in Neno district has sentenced a 38 year old man, Themba Juliano to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 11 year old girl and infecting her with syphilis.

Neno police prosecutor, sub-inspector Golden Kakoma told Zodiak online today Friday, that the girl was defiled twice in one night in 2020.

He said, the convict threatened the girl that he will kill her if she reveals the ordeal to her mother.

"We received a tip that the said convict slept with the minor, and when we followed up, the convict fled to Mozambique where he stayed for two years", said Kakoma.

According to Kakoma, the girl had difficulties in walking and her mother took her to Nsambe health centre where tests showed that penetration occurred and she had syphilis.

On the 28th of May,2022, the convict reappeared in the village and members of the policing forum apprehended him.

Passing her judgement, Her Worship Magret Khobiri said the offense was serious in nature hence passing the stiffer sentence to deter would be offenders.

The convict comes from Kweneza village in the area of Senior Chief Dambe in Neno district.

His file has since been sent to the High Court for sentence enhancement since magistrate Kombiri's jurisdiction ends at 14 years.

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