Police are holding four suspects accused of defiling a 13-year-old girl in Kabojja zone- Kyengera Town council in Wakiso District.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the four suspects including Isaac Mulema, one Matovu, Julius Ogwang and Scovia Mbabazi were involved in sexually abusing the minor.
Preliminary police findings indicate that Mulema, a Boda boda rider lured the minor from her father’s home with promises of getting her a job at Matovu’s home as a house help.
However, detectives who spent three days hunting for the minor, says that Matovu who promised to hire her defiled on the very night before handing her to his sister, Scovia Mbabazi.
While at Mbabazi’s home, she invited Julius Ogwang who also defiled the minor in her house. He later took the victim to his home, where she was found by police leading to the arrest of the four suspects.
Police have slapped different charges on the suspects including procuring defilement, have been aggravated defilement, aggravated human trafficking among others.
Enanga has called on members of the public to stop taking advantage of young girls.
Meanwhile, police in Katwe have also arrested a house-help accused of trying to cut off the private parts of a three-year-old child.
Allen Nduhukire, the maid to Juliet Natulinda reportedly tried to harm a child belonging to businesswoman, Prossy Atuhire who was left under her care.
According to police, the suspects used a pair of scissors to try and cut off the minor’s private parts for unknown reasons.
At least 1500 children are abused or tortured annually, according to statistics from the Uganda Police Force. However, the convictions of the abusers of children in court are as low as 45 per 1500 cases. ENDS