BURKINA-FASO
Unity- Progress-Justice
COURT OF APPEAL OF
OUAGADOUGOU
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HIGH COURT
OF OUAHIGOUYA
Judgement No. 038
of
06/05/2020
Legal Department No.15/20
Public Prosecution
Vs
SML
Type of offences
Indecent assault and
statutory rape
Victims:
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OUEDRAOGO Ramatou
OUEDRAOGO Mariétou

HIGH COURT
OF OUAHIGOUYA
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HEARING OF MAY 6, 2020, ON CRIMINAL
MATTERS
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The High Court of Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso) ruling in
a criminal suit during an ordinary court hearing on Wednesday,
May 6, 2020 (06/05/2020), held at the courthouse of the said
town, in which were present: Mrs W. Pauline MINOUNGOU,
Judge at the said court, assisted by D. Maurice YERBANGA
and Ousmane BELEM, Judicial Assessors;
President
Mr Saïdou KIEMDE, Deputy State Counsel of Faso at the said
Court;
PUBLIC PROSECUTION
Assisted by Barrister Idrissa SANFO, Secretary of the Registr0y
and Legal Department at the said Court;
Court Registrar
And Mr Idrissa,
Sworn Interpreter;

Panel:
President: ............. W.P.MINOUNGOU
Public Prosecution: ......... S. KIEMDE
Court Registrar: ...I. SANFO
Interpreter:............................ I. DIALLO
Judicial Assessors
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D. Maurice YERBANGA
Ousmane BELEM
Decision
(see verdict)

Interpreter

The following ruling was delivered:
BETWEEN
The. State Counsel of Faso, petitioner in a flagrante delicto
proceeding;
ON THE ONE HAND;
AND
SML, born on December 7, 1989, in Ouahigouya, son of SH and
OS, commercial employee of Burkinabe nationality, domiciled in
Ouahigouya / sector 10, single with no children, who declares to
have never been convicted, given an award or recruited;
Accused of:
1- having in Ouahigouya, during the years 2019-2020,
less than 3 (three) years ago, committed acts of sexual
penetration, of any nature whatsoever, on another person by
violence, coercion, threat or surprise, in this case by having
sexual relations with OR, a minor girl;

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