Man, 52, given 37 years in jail for infecting girl, 7, with aids


Court in Kampala Uganda has sentenced a 52-year-old man to 37 years in Luzira Prison after he was found guilty of aggravated defilement of a 7-year-old girl.

In passing his judgment, the trial judge said prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that James Ntambi on February 12, 2013 at Kayanja zone Rubaga division Kampala District defiled the victim and infected her with HIV/AIDS.

Through his lawyer, Ntambi had asked court to grant him lenient sentence since he is a first time offender with no criminal record. He also told court he has HIV/Aids which cannot be managed well while in Prison and that he has some mental disorders.

On sentencing the convict to 37 years imprisonment the judge considered the three years he had spent on remand as well as the fact that he had not expressed any remorse for his heinous crime for the period he had been on remand in Luzira.


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