Mukono High Court judge Margret Mutonyi on Friday sentenced to life in prison a 40 year old man, who was convicted of sexually molesting his six year old daughter.
Court heard that Tom Mulinde, a resident of Katungulu village in Buikwe district, for two years since 2010, had turned his 6 year old daughter into his sexual companion after her mother left him.
The girl reported the case to police after a sensitization campaign that was held at her school.
Justice Mutonyi in her ruling stated that the evidence before court left no doubt about the suspect’s guilt, stressing that the now 14 year old victim clearly loved and respected her father, but was compelled to reveal the hard truth from the worst experience.
The lead prosecutor Ann Kabajungu prayed to the judge to give a serious punishment to the convict to deter further aggravated sexual crimes, which are on the rise in the area.
Mulinde’s plea for a lenient sentence for the sake of his four other school going children fell on deaf ears.