Mwanza first grade magistrate’s Court convicted and sentenced a 32 year old man to 14 years imprisonment with hard labor for having sexual intercourse with a 9 year old girl contrary to section 138 of the penal code.
State prosecutor Sub Inspector Jane Juma has identified the convict as Young Chawisa who hails from Samu village, Traditional Authority Kanduku in the District.
Juma told the court that the Convict committed the offence on 19th October 2023 when the victim was coming from Magwero Market in Mozambique as she was passing the suspect’s house, he called the victim to follow him at the toilet and defiled her.
Appearing before court, Young pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the state paraded three witnesses who proved the case beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty.
In her submission, state prosecutor Sub inspector Jane Juma pleaded with the court to pass a stiff punishment to the offender citing the offences committed is a serious in nature.
Presiding over the case, the first Grade Magistrate Gladstone Chilundu, concurred with the state’s Submission and went on slapping him the jail term of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour as a caution to other would be offenders.