Uganda v. Akute AKA Ouma

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The 38-year-old female complainant identified the defendant as the soldier who slapped her, tore her hair and clothes, and threatened her with a gun before repeatedly raping her in his truck from approximately 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the next morning. The defendant denied her claims, but two soldiers stationed near the assault corroborated her statements. The judge, citing the complainant's demeanor and experience as a mother, believed the her testimony about the assault despite the lack of medical evidence. The judge sentenced the defendant to seven years imprisonment in addition to the year already served.

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