THE Kitwe High Court has sentenced a 44-year-old Chingola man to 14 years imprisonment for defiling a 10-year-old imbecile.
Pelekelo Imbuwa of 262 Kapisha in Chingola was charged with defilement of an imbecile contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Details were that Imbuwa on November 12, 2014, knowing the girl to be an imbecile, had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“I have taken into consideration your mitigation. I also consider your circumstances as a disabled person. I will sentence you to 14 years simple imprisonment,” judge Isaac Kamwendo said.
At the lower courts, the mother to the victim said her daughter was not a normal girl.
“She is my third born daughter. She is 10 years old. She is not a normal girl. At the age of 2 years, she suffered from meningitis and since then she does not behave properly. She is slow in grasping things. I have never taken her to hospital for mental state,” she said.