Uganda, March 27 -- Court has sentenced a Portuguese national to 4 years imprisonment over charges of aggravated trafficking of a minor and prevention of trafficking in persons.

Carlos Alberto De Almedia, 60, has also been ordered to compensate his victim Shs30 million after pleading guilty to the two charges under the plea bargain arrangement with the state.

Justice Andrew Bashaijja, of the International Crimes Division of the High Court convicted Alberto on his plea of guilty.

"You are hereby sentenced to four years as per your agreement with the prosecution and the period spent on remand is deducted. The convict will serve any balance as of today and upon completion, you will be deported from this country," the judge held.