Rukungiri Teenager Gets 18 Years for Raping 90 Year Old

High Court in Rukungiri has sentenced a teenager to 18 years in prison over raping a 90 year old woman.

Prosecution led by State Attorney Peter Kyomuhendo told court presided over by the Kabale Resident Judge Moses Kawumi Kazibwe that Simon Ayebazibwe, more about 18, link while at Numba cell, Nyakishenyi sub county in Rukungiri districtk, he had canal knowledge of a 90 year old woman Maria Kazibwe without her consent, after breaking into her house at night.

Prosecution told court that after raping her, Ayebazibwe stayed in the house till morning but as she went outside, he once again grabbed her and forced her again into the house, which prompted her to sound an alarm that attracted Fred Byabagambi, the Nyabisoni Catholic Church catechist to come in for help.

The suspect then fled but was shortly apprehended by residents and taken to police.

Ayebazibwe pleaded guilty to the offence and asked court to be given a lenient sentence, saying that he committed the offence under the influence of alcohol.

While delivering his judgment, Justice Kawuma said Ayebazibwe should have offered protection to the elderly woman but not turning against her to commit such a horrible act.

He nonetheless sentenced him to 21 years rather than the befitting 40 years for not wasting court’s time. Having been on remand for three years, the convict will now serve 18 years.

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