CASE RPAA 0019/14 / CS

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THE SUPREME COURT SITTING IN KIGALI, HEARING PUBLICLY CRIMINAL
CASES ON 30/06/2017 DECIDES ON CASE RPAA 0019/14 / CS AS FOLLOWS:

PARTIES:
PUBLIC PROSECUTION
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APPELANT
BAYAVUGE Patrick, son of Bayavuge Bayard and Bakwiyebose Stephanie, born in 1979,
residing in Shusho Village, Munanira Cell, Nyamyumba Sector, Rubavu District, Western
Province.

OFFENCE
Child defilement provided for and punishable by Article 191 of Organic Law n ° 01/2012
/ OL of 02/05/2012 establishing the Penal Code

SUBJECT
Appeal against Judgment RPA 0020/13 / HC / MUS rendered on 17/04/2014 by the
Musanze High Court

I.

FACTS AND PROCEDURE
(1) The proceedings began in the Rubavu High Court with the Prosecution charging
BAYAVUGE Patrick with rape of a 14-year-old girl named Uwera Safi. In its
judgment RP 0366/012 / TGI / RBV issued on 24/12/2012, the Court held that
BAYAVUGE Patrick was convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced him to life
imprisonment.

(2) BAYAVUGE Patrick appealed to the High Court, Musanze Chamber which issued
the Judgment RPA 0020/13 / HC / MUS on 17/04/2014, stating that the merits of
the judgment of the Rubavu High Court remain unchanged, on the ground that he
had not been able to contradict the evidence adduced by the prosecution including
the victim’s deposition.

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