By: Trifonia Chagoma
A 21 year old man has been sentenced to 18 months Imprisonment with hard Labour (IHL) by Dowa first grade magistrate court for sodomising a 10year old boy which cis contrary to section 153 of the Penal code.
The court heard that the incident occurred in January this year at Dowa BOMA where the convict Rodney Kamanga sodomised the young boy before he gave him boiled irish potatoes and K100.
The blackmail was to make him not tell anyone about the ordeal but the boy later spilled the beans to his parents who reported the matter to Dowa police station for help.
Medical report from the District Hospital showed that the boy had indded been assaulted.
Police prosecutor, sub-inspector Beston Chimbelenga asked the court to give Kamanga a stiff sentence to deter other would be offenders in his mitigation factor.
In his ruling Dowa First Grade Magistrate Imulani Phiri agreed with the state saying the man showed a bad act and he sentenced him to 18 months IHL.
Rodney Kamanga hails from Mtambo Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Simphasi District Mchinji.