Moses Byaruhanga, a resident of Rakai district was convicted by Masaka High Court resident judge Justice Winfred Nabisinde after pleading guilty to the offence of aggravated defilement.
A 32- year old man in Rakai has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for defiling his step-daughter.
Moses Byaruhanga, a resident of Rakai district was convicted by Masaka High
Court resident judge Justice Winfred Nabisinde after pleading guilty to the
offence of aggravated defilement.
The state prosecutor Amina Akasa told court that Byarugaba forced his 8- year
old stepdaughter into sexual intercourse.
Akasa told court that Byarugaba took advantage of the absence of the minor’s
mother to sexually assault the hearing impaired girl.
Court heard that Byarugaba at the time was HIV/AIDS positive at
the time he committed the offence, although the minor did not contract the
Akasa asked court to give Byarugaba, a maximum punishment because his action to
the victim was brutal and traumatizing and that as a stepfather to the victim
he had a duty of protecting her.
The defence lawyer Andrew Tusingwire asked court to give a light
punishment to Byarugaba because he did not waste courts time since he pleaded
guilty to the charges and he is remorseful for his actions.
Nabisinde says that Byarugaba put the innocent girl’s life of
contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases saying that 25
years imprisonment was appropriate to his offence but she deducted 1 year for
pleading guilty and 4 years he has spent on remand sentencing him to 20 years