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Man handed 18 year prison sentence for defiling 12-year-old girl in Busia

A middle aged man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for defiling and impregnating a 12-year-old girl in Busia.

A total of six witnesses were called to stand and testified against the accused who worked as a teacher at a local school in the area.

“A middle-aged man has been handed 18 years in prison for defiling and impregnating a 12-year-old girl in Busia. The court heard that the accused person committed the offense to the minor while working as a teacher in one of the local schools in the area.

The prosecution through Faith Kaberia proved the case against the accused and called a total of 6 witnesses, who in their testimony informed the court that the accused committed the heinous act that led to the young girl getting pregnant and later miscarried.

Busia resident magistrate Hon. Eunice Serem in her verdict said the prosecution through testimonies and exhibits from witnesses had discharged the burden of proof and the accused stands convicted.” said ODPP

In another case, a man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for defiling a 5-year-old girl and later infecting her with an STI.

“In another matter, the Resident Magistrate sentenced one Silvester Wandera to 30 years imprisonment for defiling a 5-year-old girl. The Prosecution presented a total of 4 witnesses who informed the Court that the accused defiled the child in a cassava plantation and subsequently infected the child with a Sexually Transmitted Infection.” said ODPP

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