Saturday, 14 November 2015

28 Year Old Man Sentenced To 18 Years Imprisonment For Defiling Two Girls



A 28 year old man of Ndola's Chipulukusu township had been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling two girls aged nine and 10, respectively.
James Tiite,was charged with defilement contrary to section 138(1) as read with act number 2 of our laws. Tiite denied the charge.

Particulars of the offence are that Tiite committed the offence on November 22,2014.
Judge Charles Chanda observed that although Tiite was a first offender, he deserved to be punished as he threatened to stab the girls with a knife if they shouted for help.
"Indeed, you are a first offender who deserves my maximum lenience. I however, find that you committed these offences while holding a knife with which you threatened the girls not to shout or resist a married man's sexual urges."
"I therefore, sentence you to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour in each count. The sentences will run concurrently with effect from the date of arrest" Mr Justice Chanda granted Tiite leave to appeal to the Supreme court within 14 days.
Deputy Chief State advocate Chipola Bako asked the court to be lenient on Tiite as he was a single parent with two children.
The evidence before court was that on the evening of the material day,Tiite who lives in the same area as the girls called them sent them to the market to buy eggs for him.
The court heard that upon their return,Tiite cooked for himself and ate. After he finished eating, he then called the girls who had been playing outside into his house and then he locked the door.
The court heard that Tiite then took the girls to the bedroom and undressed them and he too undressed.
He then had sex with the girls one after the other as one stood by watching.
Further, the court heard that when the girls looked for the keys to open the door but they could not find them. All they could see within their reach was the knife with which Tiite had threatened to kill them.
The court further heard that Tiite only released the girls after having sex with them and warned them not to tell anyone as he would kill them.He even gave them a K1.5n.


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