The Blantyre Magistrates Court on Monday convicted and sentenced to eight years imprisonment with hard labour a security guard for impregnating his employer’s daughter.
Tony Rodgers Jaluwa 32, was arrested last month after it was discovered he defiled and impregnated his employer’s 11 years old daughter in Chilobwe township.
Jaluwa who was employed as guard by Lucy Sibakwe last year pleaded guilty to the offence of defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.
Police prosecutor, Sub-inspector, Victor Nachuma told the court that Jaluwa started defiling the victim (name withheld) in October last year.
The matter came to light when the standard six girl got sick and was taken to the hospital where it was discovered she was 26 weeks pregnant.
The issue was reported to Chilobwe police who arrested Jaluwa on 21st February, 2015 before he was charged with defilement.
Sub-inspector, Nachuma asked the court to give out a stiffer punishment considering that cases of defilement were on increase.
”The court should consider that the victim’s future has been affected and being pregnant at her age is risky to her health,” Sub-inspector, Nachuma.
The prosecutor added that the girl was at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
In mitigation, Jaluwa pleaded for leniency as he has a wife and five children to support
But Senior Resident Magistrate, Viva Nyimba convicted and sentenced Jaluwa to eight years imprisonment.
Jaluwa hails from Kanyandula village T/A Mabuka in Mulanje.