A 24 year old married man Budala Kamphambale has started serving a five year prison sentence after being convicted with hard labour (IHL) for having forced anal sex with a minor boy .
Police Prosecutor Inspector Wills Asibu told Nkhunga Second Grade Magistrate Court that in December 2014 Kamphambale had been taking a 12 year old boy (name withheld) to hidden places where he was having sex with him through the anus.
He explained that the convict forced himself into the boy in a bathroom then in the bush.
“The accused was threatening the boy that he would deal with him accordingly if he dared revealing the ordeal to anyone. However, the boy revealed the dirty secret to his grandmother after severe pains he felt in his anus,” said the Police Officer.
Although medical examination at Dwambazi Health Centre indicated that the boy had sustained bruises amounting to injury, the Kamphambale pleaded not guilty.
In mitigation, the convict pleaded before Magistrate Rex Msolo for a lenient punishment citing huge family obligations as a reason behind the appeal.
Police Prosecutor pleaded with the court to give stiffer punishment to the convict indicating that cases of having sex with minors are becoming rampant in the area due to misconception of gay rights which is a new phenomenon.
When passing the sentence Magistrate Msolo said the courts in the country are overwhelmed with the number of sexual cases of having sex with minors which are taking place on daily basis in various parts of the country.
“I therefore sentence Budala Kamphambale to 60 months IHL so that the-would-be offenders learn from the same,” said the second grade magistrate.
The accused hails from Kamphambale Village, Traditional Authority Kafuzira in Nkhotakota.