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Gulu Court Tries Case of Man who impregnated Mentally Ill Woman

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Francis Dawa Matenga, the Gulu Chief Magistrate today Tuesday started hearing a case in which a 21-year old man identified as Nelson Okot Luru is charged with having sex with a mentally ill woman.

Court heard that Luru on many occasions had sex with an 18-year old mentally impaired woman and impregnated her contrary to section 130 of the Penal Code Act.

Luru could get a maximum sentence of 14-years in jail if found guilty.

The girl’s mother, Christine Ojera while testifying in court said she found out that her daughter was pregnant when she missed her monthly period in July.

The woman is now three months pregnant.

The Chief Magistrate adjourned the hearing of the case to 15th of October, 2019.

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