The Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court sitting at Kasungu on Friday handed Harrison Chisale, 35 of Namkumba village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe district a 30 months custodial sentence for indecently assaulting a 15 year old girl.
The court heard that during the night of July, 28, 2016, Harrison Chisale who was working as a tenant farmer for the victim’s father sneaked into the victim’s house and started touching her thighs and breasts while she was asleep.
Due to these strange movements hovering over her body, the victim woke up and found the convict busy fondling with her breasts. This prompted the victim to shout for help and villagers apprehended him. He was later taken to Kasungu Police Station where he was charged with Indecent Assault contrary to Section 137(1) of the Penal Code.
Appearing before court, Harrison Chisale pleaded guilty on the charges leveled against him.
Before sentencing him, the State through Prosecutor Inspector Griffin Luhanga of Kasungu Police Station described Chisale’s behaviour as heinous and he requested the court to give him a stiff sentence so as to deter other would be offenders.
Luhanga further described Chisale’s action on the victim as morally decay that needed a chastisement under the pain of the law.
Kasungu First Grade Magistrate, His Worship Damiano Banda concurred with Luhanga’s call and slapped Chisale with a 30 months jail term.