Having sex with a teen under the age of consent will cost Katamwa Bright his freedom for the next six years.
Bright, who was 22 years old when he committed the crime in 2014, was sentenced in the High Court today.
Justice Iain Morley said the evidence showed the incident was one of “frightening violence”.
But, he was restricted to a sentence of no more than 10 years because the prosecution accepted a plea to the offence of “unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16”, and not a plea to rape which Bright was initially accused of.
Bright, who was known to the victim’s family, assaulted the teen one day when he went to the house to deliver something.
At the time, the girl was home babysitting a sibling and Bright violated her in front of the crying infant.
Last month, he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse on the second day of his trial for rape and the sentencing was adjourned until now.