CASE N ° RPAA 0024/13 / CS Page |1 THE SUPREME COURT SITTING IN KIGALI, HEARING CRIMINAL CASES ON 24/03/2017, PUBLICLY DECIDES ON CASE N ° RPAA 0024/13 / CS AS FOLLOWS: PARTIES: PUBLIC PROSECUTION Versus Abisi Lambert, son of Munyankindi Jean and Mukamusoni, born in 1988, in Kigara Village, Kabeza Cell, Gitare Sector, Rusizi District, Western Province, resides in Kigarama Village, Kigarama Cell, Kimisagara Sector OFFENCE Rape of a child below 14 years, an offense provided for and punishable by Articles 33 and 34 of Law No. 27/2001 of 2001 Relating to Rights and Protection of the Child Against Violence I. FACTS AND PROCEDURE 1. The trial began in Nyarugenge High Court, where a house-help Abisi Lambert was charged with sexually assaulting an eight-year-old child, Teta Bithia. The Prosecution submitted that on March 17, 2012, he entered the room where the girl and her young brother were sleeping, took off her underwear while the girl was still asleep and raped her. The child felt pain and woke up immediately. Then, Abisi Lambert also went out running. The Prosecution relied on the testimony of witness Umutoni Marie Claire, elder sister to Teta Bithia, the girl’s statement, and a medical report indicating that she lost her virginity (hymen torn between 5 and 7 p.m.), that she was sexually abused (with signs of genital trauma), and that she has been infected with sexually transmitted infections.