Chinese National nabbed for sexual assault in Nkhatabay

Police in Nkhatabay district have arrested a 51-year-old Chinese national identified as Chen Shiliang for allegedly sexually assaulting two Malawian girls who work at China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC), a construction company which is carrying out a water project in the district.

According to Kondwani James, Nkhatabay Police Station Public Relations Officer, the victims are Nellie Rashid, aged 24, and Benezia Kadango, aged 26. The two work with the company in cafeteria department. Police say the two reported that the suspect has been harassing them sexually by touching their buttocks and breasts when they are working since May this year.

Despite being reported to the company Human Resource Manager, Shiliang did not change his behaviour before the two reported to police. Police then instituted investigations into the matter which led to the arrest of the suspect on June 28, 2021.Shiliang has been charged with indecent assault on females which is contrary to section 137 (1) of the Penal Code. He will appear before the court of law soon.