Police in Dowa have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly sodomizing four boys.
The suspect identified as Innocent Poita has been committing the offence since 2016.
According to the district police spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha the boys that were allegedly sodomized were aged between 10 to 17-years-old.
M’bumpha explains that the issue of the abuse came to light last Thursday when the boys were returning home after watching a film at the suspect’s house.
One of the abused boys revealed to his friends of what Poita had been doing to him fearing that Poita would do the same to a boy they had left at his house.
This revelation prompted the other boys to also open up that they as well had been sodomized.
After reporting to their parents, the matter was later reported to the police who arrested the suspect.
According to M’bumpha, the suspect confessed during interrogation that he has been sodomizing the boys since 2016. A medical report for one of the boys indicated that he has sexual transmitted infections.