By Sandra Tumwekwase
A 29 year old man was on Thursday 18th Oct.2018 been sentenced to 35 year in prison by high court in bushenyi over charges of aggravated defilement.
Prosecution stated that on 8th April 2016 Byaruhanga Patrick a resident of Rukukuru village Buyanja parish Kyeizooba sub county, a casual laborer in Bweranyangi while at Kibare parish performed a sexual act on a three and a half years old child using a finger.
In his defence the convict claimed that by the time of the offence, he was not in the area but had gone to Bushenyi to plead for his money from a certain woman.
However the Mbarara resident judge Dr. Zeija Flavian rubbished all this saying that getting his money from Bushenyi could not take the whole day.
He was convicted of aggravated defilement and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Dr. Zeija said that the punishment should send a message the general public that a vulnerable girl child needs protection not harassment.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website