High Court in Masaka has convicted a 22-year-old man for defiling a 10-month-old baby.
The convict Moses Rukundo is a resident of Kaboyo, Kisekka Sub County in Lwengo District.
Court led by Justice Winfred Nabisinde heard that on the fateful day, the victims mother asked Rukundo to help her with the baby for a few minutes. However, she was surprised to find him in a bathroom while sleeping on top of the baby with his private parts inside the babys private parts.
Rukundo pleaded guilty to the offence.
Ivan Nkwasibwe the prosecutor asked court to give Rukundo a maximum punishment adding that he doesnt need to be in society with such bad conduct towards young children.
However, the defense counsel led by Ms Reginah Babukiika asked for a lenience sentence because his client was remorseful to court.
Giving her judgement Nabisinde noted that Rukundo should serve as an example to other men who would wish to commit such offences to the young generation thereby sentencing him to 37 years.
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