Uganda:Woman arrested for allegedly defiling 15 year old deaf boy

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 24 September 2016 saa 05:17
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A resident of Takaramiam in Awalwal parish, Gweri sub in Soroti district was arrested on Sunday after she was found having sex with the minor in a nearby bush.

Police in Soroti district are holding a 30 year old woman on allegations of defiling a 15 year old deaf and dumb boy.

A resident of Takaramiam in Awalwal parish, Gweri sub in Soroti district was arrested on Sunday after she was found having sex with the minor in a nearby bush.

The boy, a son of a teacher in the same locality has according to Police authorities since been given post exposure prophylaxis drugs by doctors in an attempt to prevent him from acquiring the incurable virus.

This case was first handled at Gweri sub-county police post but was later registered under CRB 873/ 2016 at Soroti Central Police Station according to the file records kept at Soroti District Criminal Investigations Department.

The East Kyoga police spokesperson, Mr. Michael Odongo on Friday confirmed to Daily Monitor that the suspect is in their police custody with charges of aggravated defilement preferred against her.

Mr Odongo, said Police learnt of the incident from a tip-off by another woman who saw the suspect luring the boy to the bush.

“After subjection to a medical checkup and test by our police surgeon Dr. Joseph Ongaria, it was found that the boy had been defiled. She also tested HIV positive” Odongo said.

Mr. Odongo explained that her file is being processed and forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for further guidance pending her appearance in court.

More than 20 minors are believed defiled every day in Uganda with most cases reported in East and North Eastern parts of the country.


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