High Court in Masaka has convicted a 22-year-old man for defiling a 10-month-old baby.

Moses Rukundo, a resident of Kaboyo, Kisekka Sub County in Lwengo District was convicted by Justice Winfred Nabisinde upon his plea of guilty.

Prosecution led by Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that on the fateful day, the victim’s 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 penis inside the baby’s private parts.

Prosecution asked court to give a maximum punishment to Rukundo because he doesn’t 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.

“My Lord, the convict has not wasted court’s time and resources because he has pleaded guilty meaning that he repents his sins that he committed and by giving him a minimum sentence, he will come back in the community when he has completely changed,” Ms Babukiika pleaded.

Upon conviction, the judge said 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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