Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Defiling Own Daughter

A father in Mbarara district has earned himself a 35-year jail term for defiling his biological daughter.

The convict, Twesigye Godfrey, was sentenced by the Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija, sitting at Mbarara High Court, to 35 years in prison for defiling his nine-year-old daughter.

Prosecution proved that Twesigye committed the offence in 2013.

The case was handled by the PJ when he was still a trial Judge at the Court and it was in advance stages.

In his ruling, the PJ took in account the seven years that the convict had spent on remand. He said the sentence was not only punitive but also retributional given the offence’s long term traumatic effects and stigma on the victim.

“This might even affect her marriage in case she gets in an argument with the husband he might use it against her saying no wonder you were even defiled by own father,” PJ lamented.

He equally passed on three completed civil matters for the Deputy Registrar to deliver judgments.

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