The High Court in Masaka District has charged a 35-year-old with defilement. Appearing before Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli on Monday, Mr Paul Kasinze was accused of defiling his 11-year-old daughter in January 2011. According to the State prosecutor, Ms Ann Kiiza, the suspect defiled the victim whenever her mother was away. The girl was reportedly rescued by a neighbour who found her crying and unable to walk properly due to the injuries she had sustained. The neighbour later took her to the village chairperson who caused Kasinze’s arrest. Mr Kasinze has since denied committing the offence although his daughter insists that he defiled her.
Prosecution led by David Baxter Bakibinga presented three witnesses the victim’s mother, Ms Latifah Nabakooza (48), LC1 chairman Emmanuel Kayiwa and the victim herself. The witnesses are all residents of Mweru village.
Prosecution also presented before court a hospital examination form of the victim signed by Dr. Julius Amumpe, the Bukomansimbi district health officer. The report indicated that there had been penetration and the hymen raptured.
Mugerwa’s defense led by Ms The accused is represented by Goreth Ayebale as his lawyer. The case was adjourned to December 17.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor