A 57-year-old Village Headman Kamphiningo in Dedza has been arrested for defiling and impregnating a teenage girl aged 15.
Dedza Police Assistant Public Relations Officer Beatrice Jefita has confirmed of the news and identified the suspect’s real name as Noel Leviton.
According to Jefita, the village headman was in se*ual relationship with the 15-year-old girl.
“The ordeal came to light last month when the victim became pregnant, only to reveal that she was in a relationship with the community leader,” said Jefita.
Reports further indicate that, the victim’s parents divorced and abandoned her together with a sister who is 11-years-old.
The 15-year-old had been taking care of her sister until the village headman proposed her a se*ual relationship.
The two have engaged in se*ual activities for so long period which later resulted into the pregnancy.
Meanwhile, police say the suspect will soon appear in court to answer charges of defilement.