Man, 18, To Serve 10 Years For Aggravated Defilement

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High Court in Fort Portal on Thursday sentenced an 18-year-old man to serve 10 years at Katojo Prison for aggravated defilement.

High Court in Fort Portal on Thursday sentenced an 18-year-old man to serve 10 years at Katojo Prison for aggravated defilement.
 
Court presided over by Justice Mike Chibita found Fred Musinguzi, a resident of Nyabwina in Kamwenge district, guilty of defiling a 15-year-old girl.
 
Court heard that in April 2012, the accused invited a 15 year-old girl into his house where he grabbed her into his bedroom and forced her into sex.
 
Prosecution told court that the victim was a neighbour to Musinguzi.
 
Due to the pain experienced as a result of the minor injuries sustained, the minor reported the incident to the parents who later informed the local leaders and the police leading to Musinguzi’s arrest.
 
A medical examination was carried out on both the victim and the accused and results indicated that the girl had been penetrated into, her private parts ruptured and she was pregnant.
 
Musinguzi was found infected with the HIV, a virus that causes AIDS.
 
Appearing before court Musinguzi pleaded guilty to the charges and asked the presiding judge to forgive him.
 
While passing his sentence, Justice Chibita said defilement was on the rise in Rwenzori region especially in Kamwenge district.

He said Musinguzi being a young boy deserved a 10 year jail term as a deterrent to the men rampaging on the young girls. He noted that the rampant defilement acts have affected the education and future life of the Ugandan girls.