Zomba Magistrate Court has sentence a Steven Magombo aged 43 to six years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling his year old daughter.
According to State Prosecutor Josephine Chigawa, Magombo hails from Mwanga Village, Traditional Authority Jenala in Phalombe.
Chigawa told the court that Magombo defiled his daughter in October last year when his wife left him with the baby whilst she went to draw water at a nearby kiosk.
On her return the mother was surprised to discover that the baby was bleeding heavily on her private parts and when she asked the husband, he denied having done anything to the child.
“The mother then reported the matter to police who later took the child for medical examination which proved that she had indeed been defiled,” Said Chigawa.
In passing judgment, Magistrate Jiny Kayira said defiling a one year old is a serious offense contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code and deserves a stiff punishment hence convicted him to 6 years IHL.