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Court Sentences Defiler to 12 Years Imprisonment :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Court Sentences Defiler to 12 Years Imprisonment

High Court in Masaka has sentenced a 30 year old man to twelve years in jail over aggravated defilement.

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High Court in Masaka has sentenced a 30 year old man to twelve years in jail over aggravated defilement.

 

Court presided over by Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli heard that on 12th December-2010, Abdul Matovu (30) a resident of Kyalusowe B, Mukungwe Sub County in Masaka district defiled a 12-year-old girl.

 

Prosecution led by Peter Mugisha told court that the victim was left to keep the home of her grandfather identified as a one Katongole when he had gone to fetch water.

 

The convict then went to the victim’s house on learning that her grandfather had left home and defiled her.

 

When later questioned, he said he had been sexually frustrated since the death of his wife.

 

The victim's grandfather noticed, on return, that she was in pain and she revealed to him her rape and defilement.

 

Mugisha told court that because of the traumatic experience, the minor had dropped out of school before completing her primary seven. She remains traumatised.

 

Mugisha asked court to give Matovu a long custodial sentence which requires maximum sentence of death.

 

But the defense represented by Edward Kikirengoma however told court that his client Matovu has spent three years on remand which is against the constitution. His wife had passed away in the meantime. He also pleaded that Matovu had expressed remorse over his actions.

 

The judge decided to sentence him to 12 years because he had spent 3 years on remand and was remorseful.

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