The Limbe Senior Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 20 year old man to 15 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling a five year old girl.
Confirming the development with the Malawi News Agency, the Assistant Public Relations Officer for Limbe Police, Widson Nhlane said the accused, Nenani Brown defiled the girl in Soche Township in Blantyre.
He explained that the accused person defiled the girl in his house after taking advantage of the absence of her mother who had gone out on errands in the Township.
The victim revealed the ordeal to her neighbours who noticed that she was having difficulties walking.
The neighbours are reported to have called her mother who reported the matter to Soche Police station.
Medical examination results indicate that the girl was indeed defiled.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge and was slapped with a 15 year custodial sentence to act as a deterrent measure to would be culprits.