A man bagged 12 years imprisonment with hard labour after he was found guilty of raping and impregnating a 15-year-old girl.
The 28-year-old self-proclaimed Malawian prophet identified as Samuel James was sentenced by a First Grade Magistrate George Chimombo of Chisenjere Magistrate Court.
The sentencing took place during a mobile court session at Lirangwe in Blantyre on Tuesday, December 14.
Delivering the judgement, Magistrate Chimombo said that the ‘man of God’ abused his position by deceiving the girl whom he was supposed to look after by impregnating, marrying and later dumping her.
The prophet who was with Everlasting Life’ Ministries’ in Blantyre sexually abused the girl in August 2019, the report says.
The prophet who then married her after she got pregnant claimed that he had a dream in which God had commanded him to marry the victim.
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