By: The Malawi Star
Lilongwe Magistrate Court has sentenced a 39 year old man, Alfred Disi, to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling her seven year old step daughter and infecting her with HIV.
According to Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson, Inspector Kingsley Dandaula, Disi committed the crime in the wee hours of 21st November last year and was apprehended on 26th of the same month.
He said that Disi took advantage of the teen when she was sleeping at the sitting room in the early hours of the same day. Dandaula added that by then the child Mother was went outside for house chores.
“He grabbed the girl and defiled her, there after she told her not to tell anyone about the issue. The mother got suspicious of her innocent daughter and upon asking her she disclosed that her step father had difiled her,” said Dandaula.
The matter was later reported at Thawale Police Unit who took her to Dixon Health Centre where Doctors confirmed that she had been defiled and was also HIV positive.
Disi has charged with defilement contrary to section 138(1) of the penal code but he denied the charge.
However he was found guilty and convicted after the state had paraded five witnesses against him.
Alfred Disi hails from Chitsulo Village, Traditional Authority Masula in Lilongwe.