Emmanuel is accused of raping a 3-year-old girl. The Court of First Instance declared Emmanuel guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment, with an order to pay reparation worth 100,000 Frw. The High Court revised the decision to 10 years in prison with reparation worth 165,000 Frw. Emmanuel and the victim's mother both appealed before the Supreme Court. The Court rejects the appeal of the victim's mother for not being within its legal jurisdiction, but receives the appeal of the accused, who argues that he was declared guilty without sufficient evidence, and that he was tried as an adult, whereas he was a minor when the incident occurred. After examining all arguments and evidence, the Supreme Court finds Emmanuel guilty of rape; holds that the act was committed when he was a minor; accords mitigating circumstances, especially for being a paternal orphan; reduces his sentence to 7 years in prison, and orders him to pay reparation worth 165,000 Frw.