Rumphi First Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced CCAP Synod of Livingstonia cleric Reverend Chiwawa Banda to 14 years imprisonment for defiling a 13- year-old girl (name shielded for legal reasons.) last year.
The girl claimed the 42-year-old Reverend Banda of Chiswamapira Village Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhatabay but based at Luzi in Rumphi, sexually assaulted her three times.
He added that cases of defilement were becoming common in the district.
“The suspect planned to commit the offence hence he gave the cell phone to the victim in order to ease communication between the two,” Chimseu said.
“As a leader, he was supposed to protect the girl as his own child.
The punishment should be a wakeup call to would-be offenders,” said Phiri before slapping the reverend with 14 years IHL.
The police charged him with the offence of defilement of a girl under the age of 16 contrary to section 138 (1) of the Penal Code.He also encouraged his students to write sexually charged content, the suit says.The lawsuit was filed by a former student who claims that in November 2004, when she was 17 years old, Meyers sexually abused and molested her, forcing her to engage in oral sex on multiple occasions.The need to protect kids from strangers is far less than the need to protect them from those they know and love.A study just released by David Finkelhor, head of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, found that adding more names to the sex offender list isn’t the best way to keep children safe from abuse. (And we’re not even talking about the jail time many young “offenders” have to serve.) THE ALTERNATIVE So what is the alternative to a registry that’s like a great big dump filled with lots of once-horny teens gone grey and, among them, the occasional rapist? Folks like Phillip Garrido, who allegedly abducted Jaycee Dugard.