The Chipata High Court has jailed two people to 30 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling girls below the ages of 16.
High Court Judge Eddie Sikazwe jailed Bonaventure Mwanza, 27, a barber man of Chandema Village, Chief Kalindawalo in Petauke district, who was facing three charges of defiling three girls.
The accused is alleged to have defiled two girls aged nine and seven years one after the other.
The defilement is alleged to have been committed on 13th December last year between 12 and 13 hours when Mwanza took advantage of the children who were at his house and started defiling them.
And Boscar Mwale 42, a peasant farmer of Sasu village in Chief Nyamphande of Petauke District was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a nine –year- old girl.
Meanwhile Justice Sikazwe also jailed Bernard Banda of Namboard in Chipata district to 25- years with hard labour for defiling a minor on August 23rd, 2012.
In the same court Obbyster Banda 21, a tailor of Chipata district was jailed 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an 11 year-old girl on unknown dates but in November last year.
The court further jailed Davison Daka 28 to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a minor.
The incident is believed to have occurred on unknown dates but between 28th March and 7th May last year.