The Ntchisi First Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 32-year-old man to 9 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling two children.

The court heard that the convict Godfrey Leonard on May 12 2016 at Dete Village in Ntchisi defiled two children of 3 and 5 years of age. The convict pleaded pleaded guilty to two counts of defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.

In her ruling, First Grade Magistrate Dorothy Kalua said the offence is serious in nature hence the offender deserve a stiff sentence to send a warning to other would be offenders.

Kalua therefore sentenced the convict to 7 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 5-year-old girl and 9 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 3-year-old girl and the sentences will run concurrently.

Leonard comes from Ndawala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilooko in Ntchisi

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