A man in Ntcheu has been arrested after he allegedly forced two boys to have sexual intercourse with two girls he found picking mangoes in his orchard, Police has confirmed.
Ntcheu Police Public Relations Officer Hastings Chigalu said Mike Magwaya was upset when he found two boys and two girls separately plucking mangoes from his orchard.
The 23 year old man who comes from Siliya Village, Traditional Authority Makwangwala in the district took the victims to nearby bush where he first threatened them that he would hack them with a Panga knife before forcing them to have carnal knowledge.
“After taking them to a bush nearby he threatened them that he will hack them with a panga knife. He then said that he would take them to police unless if they agreed to whatever he would tell them to do.
“Out of fear the children agreed that they would do whatever he would say and it was at this point in time when he ordered them to undress and have sex while he watched them [in a live blue movie]. When he released them the children reported the matter to their parents and the matter was further reported to police,” said the Ntcheu District Police Publicist.
The accused was arrested after the parents made a complaint at the police station and he has since been charged with indecent assault.
The police said that the accused will appear before the court of law when the courts strike ends. Judiciary staff are into the third week of strike forcing government to increase their monthly wages.
The minors have not been tested for STIs or HIV/AIDS but some commentators have lashed at the man for forcing the children into sexual act which can be detrimental to their lives.