High Court in Masaka has sentenced a 32 year old man to 35 years in jail for defiling and infecting a nine year old girl with HIV/AIDS. Court presided over by justice Margaret Oumo Oguli has sentenced Emmanuel Kakooza who was a resident Kaliro village in Lyantonde district to 35 years in jail.
Court presided over by justice Margaret Oumo Oguli has sentenced Emmanuel Kakooza who was a resident Kaliro village in Lyantonde district to 35 years in jail.
Prosecution alleged that on 9th September 2009 at around 4pm, the victim went to the convict's home in search of her young brother. However, he found the victim at home alone.
David Baxter Bakibinga who represented the state told court that the accused then sexually abused her. Bakibinga also revealed to court that in 2009, the convict re defiled the victim which led to his arrest.
On 11th September 2009, the victim's mother noticed that her daughter was walking in difficulty and asked her daughter what had happened to her and the victim later narrated to her mother everything.
The victim's mother later reported the matter to the vice chairperson Mrs. Teddy Ssenkandwa who later took the matter to Kaliro police station and Kakooza was later arrested.
Bakibinga presented before court a medical form which was signed by Dr. Kizza indicating that the victim had injuries consistent with being defiled.
Defense represented by Scovia Mudondo told court to give a light sentence to her client considering the period of three years and four months he has spent on remand.
The convict who looked frightened in court pleaded to court that he has two children and a wife who only depend on him.
Oguli however did not answer Mudondo's prayer stating that the convict is not remorseful considering the two times he defiled the victim.
Oguli told court that prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt adding that the convict ought to be punished so that the victim is protected from the convict's sexual appetite of sexual intercourse.