A man by the name Alfred Phiri has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) by the Kasungu Magistrate Court for defiling his step daughter.

Phiri is said to hail from Kasiya village in the area of Trdational Authority Wimbe in Kasungu.

According to reports reaching FaceofMalawi the convict during the months of December 2014 and February 2015, had been persuading and fulfilling his sexual desires with the school girl when her mother was away to her home village.

During the court hearing Kasungu Police spokesperson, Sub Inspector Edwin Kaunda told the court that the girl endured the wrath of her step father up until she revealed the whole ordeal to her mother who informed the Police upon her arrival.

Phiri then pleaded guilty to the defilement charges levelled against him when he appeared before the Court.

In his ruling, Worship Damiano Banda sentenced Phiri to 120 months (IHL) to be served at Kasungu Matchaya Prison.

Medical reports from Kasungu district hospital surrendered in court as part of evidence indicated that the minor was indeed defiled.

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