(Quartz) – On Dec. 6, the International Criminal Court opened its prosecution of a longtime confidant and henchman of African warlord Joseph Kony. But as the curtain was pulled back on an expensive courtroom drama, it was hard not to be disappointed by the villain who entered the courtroom at The Hague. Dominic Ongwen, a 41-year-old former child soldier himself, wore a suit and tie and looked bemused as the charges were read against him: murder, sexual slavery, rape, torture, and conscripting child soldiers.