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Kakamega woman jailed for life for defiling boy, infecting him with syphilis
By Jack Murima | Updated Sep 30, 2018 at 12:27 EAT
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A woman found guilty of defiling an 11-year-old boy and infecting him with syphilis has been jailed for life

She was found guilty of defiling the minor at Shiseso village in Kakamega South

A woman found guilty of defiling an 11-year-old boy and infecting him with syphilis has been jailed for life.

Roseline Museve, 42, was found guilty of defiling the minor on September 2, 2017, at Shiseso village in Kakamega South.

The prosecution said the woman took the 11-year-old into a thicket, removed his shorts, undressed herself and defiled the boy.

While convicting her, Kakamega Principal Magistrate Hazel Wandere noted that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

“The minor clearly identified the perpetrator,” said the magistrate.

Ms Wandere noted that the medical documents produced in court indicated that the minor was indeed defiled and infected by a person known to him.

“I find that the prosecution has established the ingredients of penetration, age and identification of the perpetrator as required by the law. According to the birth certificate produced as exhibit, the complainant was aged 11 years when the offence was committed,” said Wandere.

In mitigation, Museve asked for leniency, saying she was remorseful and that she had a young family to take care of.

She was given 14 days to appeal.



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