A man identified as Dickson Kamwendo, has been jailed for 10 years for defiling a 10-year-old disabled girl in Malawi.

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The 28-year-old convict was hired in 2017 to be transporting the girl to and from school Kanengo, and was caught defiling the standard two learner in one of the unfinished buildings. He was arrested on January 31 2019 and according to Police deputy spokesperson, Salomy Zgambo Chibwana, police prosecutor Madalitso Jere asked for stiff punishment.

“The parents trusted him with their child but he took advantage of her disability and defiled her,” Chibwana said.

The man who defiled the 10-year-old disabled girl, reportedly pleaded with the court for mercy as he is a bread winner for his family. However it was learnt that First Grade Magistrate Cecilia Onsewa, said the convict deserved stiff punishment to deter would-be offenders.

This is coming after it was reported that a young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least 22 men repeatedly over a seven-month period at the apartment complex where her family lives in Chennai, India. Police quickly rounded up 18 of the 22 men, including an elevator operator, gardener, housekeeper, electrician, security guards and plumbers in and around the apartment complex where the girl’s family lives in Purasawalkam, according to the Times Of India.