Panjak, 24th October 2018. The High Court in Gudele sentenced 49 year-old lawmaker John Deng Buoth who is currently the chairperson for Peace and Healing Commission in Panjak State for raping a nine-year-old girl.
Judge Mujahid Aballah Akol Deng who is in charge of the court announced the verdict after provision of the evidence and the child testimony after the perpetrator denied that he raped the child.
Philip Palet Gadien, a member at the national parliament and head of SSANU says he feels very happy though he expected the judge will sentence him maximum to frighten others.
Gadin Olymp, the mother of the nine year-old rape survivor cries for the misbehavior of John Deng who raped her child whole day without giving her food or drink.
The case of the nine-year-old has been there since January 2018 and on Tuesday the suspect John Deng Buoth is proven guilty by South Sudan penal code.
He was bailed out several times and freely moved around while the case was ongoing.
Deng Buoth will be transfered to Juba Central Prison.