A thirty five year old South Sudanese man has been sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment by a high court in Yei River County over the weekend after being convicted of raping a one and a half year old child.
Yei County high court judge Obec Deyong Anyong presided over the court ruling and also said the convict must pay 10,000 SSP. The convict has 14 days to appeal the ruling.
said at the sentencing that such a unique crime so the sentencing must be a deterrent to the public.
Human rights activist Benson Khamis of hte Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation and Development organization welcomed the rulinG.
“One thing is that, ruling is one thing but implementation is another. Our eyes will be focusing on how this ruling is to be executed. The law enforcement agents should be able to critically follow this and make sure that the perpetrator serves the years he is convicted of,” he said.