The Mzimba First Grade Magistrate’s Court has convicted and sentenced Peter Story Chipeta, 28, to seven years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling a 15-year- old girl.

Sub Inspector Martha Patience Msamali, Jenda Police Station Publicist said a circuit court sitting at Champhira heard through  State Prosecutor, Sub Inspector Gloria Nambala that on 4th June 2021, the survivor fell in love with Chipeta who promised her marriage and had carnal knowledge of her.

The issue did not go well with the survivor’s parents and they reported the matter at Emfeni Police Unit and the survivor was referred to Mkoma Health Centre where it was confirmed that she was defiled and was pregnant.

First Grade Magistrate Loyness Gumbo having listened to both parties in the case concurred with the State and sentenced the convict to seven years IHL.

Chipeta hails from Kapinya Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kaluluma in Kasungu District.

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