Mwanza First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a 30-year-old man, Madalitso Bwanali to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor for defiling a 15-year-old girl in 2014.
Bwanali, was arrested in March this year after being on the run for almost two years. He had fled to Mozambique.
The court heard that Bwanali, husband to the victim’s aunt, defiled the 15 year-old on the night of November 25 2014.
Bwanali pleaded not guilty to the charges, but presiding Judge Ranwell Mangazi found him guilty after three State witnesses testified against him.
First Grade Magistrate Mangazi slapped him with 10 year jail term.
Bwanali hails from Maganga village, Traditional Authority Kanduku in the district.