BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Blantyre on Friday, sentenced Marko Nota to 18 years in jail for defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
According to Court records, on January 28, 2017, the convict went to the victim’s parents’ shop, where he asked her to be his lover.
After a few minutes following his advances, the girl left the shop for her parent’s house, and that prompted Nota to follow the victim.
On her way home, the convict dragged the girl to a nearby bush, where he gagged her mouth with his hands and started defiling her.
The Court records add that Nota gave the standard 6 primary school pupil MK1,000 and further threatened to kill her if she revealed the ordeal her parents.
It was discovered later that the defilement led to pregnancy. This prompted the police to arrest him and charge him on defilement.
Eventually, Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Kapindu, sentenced Nota to 18 years in jail with hard labor, which is one of the highest prison term meted out so far on defilement convict.
However, defilement carries the maximums sentence of life imprisonment under Malawi laws, which are unlikely that will be passed on to convicts.