Malawi Police in Dowa district are keeping in custody a 34-year-old man, Amos Mbewe for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.
Mbewe, police have disclosed, started defiling the victim in May this year when she started staying with and his family.
According to law-enforcers, Mbewe took the victim from her parents who are family friends after she withdrew from school due to poverty, and promised to support her to continue with her education.
He then took advantage of the situation and has been defiling the girl whenever his wife was away.
He threatened the victim not to reveal the ordeal to anybody until on December 4th, 2016 when the suspect defiled the victim again while his wife was away.
Soon after the act the girl went outside the house crying prompting neighbors to ask her what was wrong and she revealed to have been defiled.
The matter was reported at Mvera police unit who arrested Mbewe.
Medical report from Salima District Hospital confirmed the Mbewe who hails from of Chichitike village, T/A Chiwere in the district has since been charged with Defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.
He will appear in court soon to answer charges leveled against him.