CASE RPAA 0019/14 / CS Page |1 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 Versus 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.