Court slaps man with 21-year-old jail term for impregnating under age sister-in-law

A 32-year-old libidous sexual predator has started a 21 year jail term in Ntcheu after the Ntcheu resident magistrate court convicted him for impregnating his 16-year-old sister-in-law.

The court through Inspector Samie Liwonde, heard that Afick Rabson committed the offence between the months of March and July in 2020.

Liwonde further said that it was in March when the accused enticed the victim with two thousand kwacha in exchange for sexual intercourse.

It exactly happened as the accused person wanted.

The accused person continued to defile the victim up until July when she  became pregnant.

It is said he warned her not to reveal him for fear of being ashamed in the area.

In court, the accused person pleaded not guilty to a charge of defilement which contravenes section 138 (1) of the Penal Code.

But, the state paraded three witnesses to secure conviction.

In mitigation, the accused person begged for leniency saying he is a first offender.

And, in its submission, the state, asked the court to slap the accused with stiffer sentence.

Liwonde cited high prevalence of defilement cases in the district, let alone the country at large.

He also submitted that the victim is an orphan who has no known welfare support.

And, that the victim is now a standard 6 dropout, it is obvious that nursing the unborn child will just add more misery on the innocent young girl.

Having gone through the evidence presented in court, and all the mitigation and submissions, Senior Resident Magistrate Yohane Munthali, was convinced enough and quashed the mitigation factor.

He further lamented the high increase in defilement cases in the district saying it is denying victims of such violence, a brighter future.

Munthali, then went on to give the accused person  21 years imprisonment with hard labour to serve as a deterrent to other would be offenders.

Rabson, hails from Matale 2 village, Traditional Authority Phambala in the district.

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Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

Why 21 years???????? This was consensual. Regardless of the age. We have people stealing billions of our taxes roaming freely in the streets. The unfortunate ones if convicted are only given 3 years sentence.

1 year ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

This is injustice

1 year ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Are you considering the psychological damage done to this child… She has dropped out of school therefore no hope of work and finances… Are you saying that if a five year old consents to sex then it makes it alright… A 16 year old vulnerable child with no parents is easy to manipulate control and taken advantage of.. He deserves to go to jail so he can learn a lesson and so many people learn that this is evil same as murdering a person.. No even more than murder coz this girl has to live with bad consequences for the… Read more »

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