A group of six youths who were captured in a homosexual video in Jinja district has been denied bail due to a lack of letters of support from their village councils.
The letters are required to help the courts obtain authentic information about their places of abode.
The accused persons; Geoffrey Ibanda, Sadic Wassajja, Sadat Kamya, Fabian Kalungi, Hamza Katamba and Brian Kiiza were arrested for allegedly involving themselves in acts of indecency and procuring gross indecency.
Police said that the youths, who were arrested from the Mpumudde zone in Jinja, were part of a sexual network that was grooming young boys into acts of sodomy and recruiting male adults into gay practices.
They had allegedly recorded pornographic and sex videos and streamed live sessions, which they submitted to donors for funding.
According to the police, the youths were found with 192 Sackets of Lubricants, shirts and stags with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual Logos, a metallic banner of peace and comfort with the LGBTQ flag. They were arraigned before the Grade One Magistrate’s Court in Jinja and remanded to Kirinya prison.
Today, they presented 12 sureties before Grade One Magistrate Yafesi Ochieng and argued that it was prudent for the court to grant them partial freedom because bail is a constitutional right and that they are still presumed innocent.
The prosecution however asked the court for tougher bail terms on grounds that the youngsters did not have clear documentation, detailing information about their fixed places of residence on release. END