41 Year Old to Serve 8 Years for Defilement

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Masaka High Court Judge Justice Kibuuka Musoke has sentenced a 41 year old man to eight years in prison for defiling a nine year old girl.

Masaka High Court Judge Justice Kibuuka Musoke has sentenced a 41 year old man to eight years in prison for defiling a nine year old girl.
 
The convict is John Ssenozi, a resident of Masaana Village, Mateete Sub County in Ssembabule district.
 
Prosecution led by Innocent Aleto told court that on 25th-August-2011, the victim’s mother entrusted Ssenozi with her 3 children so she could go to attend a village party. Ssenozi took the opportunity of the mother's absence to defile the minor. 
 
Court also herd that when the victim's mother came back home at around 11pm,  she was informed by one of the other children of what had happened.
 
 Aleto asked court to punish Ssenozi heavily because cases of adults defiling minors are on the rise in the country. 
 
However Lawrence Yawe, the convict’s lawyer pleaded for leniency because his client was now 41 years old and had spent one year and six months on remand. He said Ssenozi had three children who dropped out of school because of his going to jail.
 
Before handing out his judgment, Justice Kibuuka Musoke said that he failed to understand why a man aged 41 years old with a wife and children would defile a 9 year old child. But due to his guilty plea and considering the time the convict had spent on remand he decided to sentence him to 8 years imprisonment.