Siavonga man says he raped imbecile because he was tempted by Satan

A 36 year old man has appeared before the Siavonga Magistrate court charged with one count of defiling an imbecile or a person with
a mental illness which is contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Before Magistrate Bartholomew Kaonga was Mungelo Siasuntwe a fisherman of Hanjelesha Village, in Chief Sinadambwe in Siavonga District.

Particulars of the offence were that Mr Siasuntwe on the 19th February 2012 in Siavonga district of  Southern Province had unlawful carnal
knowledge of an imbecile with knowledge that the victim had a mental illness .

When the charge was read to him in court the accused said he understood the charge and
admitted the offence as rape and not defilement.

When the Magistrate asked him why he committed the offence he said he was tempted by the devil.

A plea of guilty was recorded and the matter comes up for presentation of facts on the 7th of March 2012.

The accused is remanded in custody.

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