Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday sentenced a 24-year-old man to two years
in jail for attempting to defile a minor.
Appearing before the Entebbe Chief Magistrate Juliet Nakitende, Amon Muhangi was convicted after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
State Attorney Janet Kitimbo, Muhangi met the victim at her father's bar in
Kajjansi town council in March and lured her to a nearby coffee garden where he
attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.
was saved by a woman, who sounded an alarm. Muhangi fled but was arrested a day
the court that a two-year jail term for Muhangi is sufficient enough for him to realize
the gravity of his action because several youths are committing crimes
under the influence of alcohol and other substances.
that the court must not be lenient on such convicts so as to protect children, especially
the girl child.
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supported Kitimbo's proposal of a jail term of two years, saying his
client is still young, is a first-time offender, is remorseful, and may
reform and become useful in society upon release.
The same court
also sentenced a 24-year-old man Henry Mayombo, to two months of community
service at Kajjansi Market after pleading guilty to defiling a 17-year-old
Chief Magistrate Juliet Nakitende ordered that Mayombo pays 500,000 Shillings to
the victim's family as compensation. He is required to work daily for two hours
under the supervision of Kajjansi market chairman Joseph Katende.
His lawyer Edward Ndahura prayed for community service since Mayombo had
pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 18
years. The incident happened in February at Kasuku cell, Kajjansi town
Ndahura asked the court to be lenient on Mayombo since he did not waste resources
and time, is a first-time offender, and is also remorseful for his actions.
Juliet Namugga, the victim's mother asked the court
to release him since he had accepted to take full responsibility for her
daughter who is currently pregnant and also has to take care of his aging