Court of Appeal acquits a man convicted of defilement

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The Court of Appeal (CoA) has acquitted and discharged Sean Kaseke of Francistown, who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for defiling a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Kaseke, who was found to have engaged in sexual intercourse with the young girl on several occasions, appealed the conviction and sentence on grounds that he was not accorded a fair trial.

When handing down judgment on Thursday, the CoA judges - Elijah Legwaila, Isaac Lesetedi and Monametsi Gaongalelwe - explained that there was prejudice occasioned by failure to explain the special defence to Kaseka, pointing out that he could have used it to advance his defence.

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A step in the right direction

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