Lambert, a house-help, is accused of raping and transmitting a sexually transmissible disease on an 8-year-old girl while she was sleeping - a child in the house where he was working. He denies the accusations and argues that her boss was falsely accusing her because he refused having having sex with her. The Court of First Instance, based on witness accounts and medical evidence, finds him guilty and sentences him to life imprisonment with a fine of 200,000 Frw. The High Court upholds the decision. At the Supreme Court, Lambert pleads guilty, confesses to the act, and says he lied about her boss due to bad advice from other inmates, and that he had repented. Though he pleads for reduced sentence, the Supreme Court rejects his submission and upholds the sentence.