One Malang Tending has been sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour by Brusubi Magistrates’ Court after he was found guilty of disvirgining a 14-year-old girl, the point reported.
According to the victim, she has been invited by the accused to his house and upon arrival, Malang dragged her into his bedroom, grabbed her mouth, undressed her and forcefully had sex with her.
She further said that the accused threatened to kill her if she should tell her mother about the incident. The victim said she kept quiet until her pregnancy surfaces and her mother confronted her and she then confessed that it was Malang Tending that had intercourse with her.
The matter was then reported to the police and the child victim was taken to Sukuta Health Centre where it was confirmed that she was five-month pregnant and a medical certificate was issued to that effect.
In sentencing the accused after he begged for forgiveness while the trial magistrate said the child victim is 14 years old and the accused is a 40-year-old man, adding that the accused can be the father of the victim. Magistrate Jabang disclosed that the offence of defilement attracts the punishment of 14 years in prison and he accordingly sentenced the accused to 10-year imprisonment.