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51 Year Old Man Gets 13 Years For Defilement

Masaka High Court Judge Justice Kibuuka Musoke has sentenced a 51 year old man to 13 years in jail for defiling an 8 year old girl.
Masaka High Court Judge Justice Kibuuka Musoke has sentenced a 51 year old man to 13 years in jail for defiling an 8 year old girl.

 

Ponsiano Lukwago, a resident of Gayaza Village in Rakai District, is to serve 13 years in prison for defiling an 8 year old girl also a resident of Gayaza village.

 

Prosecution led by Moses Onencan told court that the victim had gone collect milk from one Paskaziya’s house at Gayaza where the convict was working as a herdsman and it’s where he committed the offence.

 

Onencan said that the girl later informed her mother Josephine Twesiga who informed the chairman and reported to Rakai police station. Police responded by arresting Lukwago.

 

He further informed the court that the convict was old enough to be the victim’s grandfather and should have been her protector not defiler.  He asked the presiding Judge Justice Kibuuka Musoke to give him a long custodial sentence to keep him away from other children he might defile in the community.

 

However Lukwago pleaded that he was a first time offender and was remorseful.

 

He further told court that he had four children to look after, two of whom are his late brother's. He asked for a lenient sentence.

 

The presiding judge, Justice Kibuuka Musoke said that his admission of guilt warranted a reduced sentence. He also explained that Lukwago was a senior citizen of the country.

 

 He however said that the Lukwago should be isolated from the community especially from young girls sentenced him 13 years in prison.

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