19-year-old Arrested for Defiling 2 Girls

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Police in Kibaale district are holding a 19 year-old teenager over allegations of defiling two minors.

Police in Kibaale district are holding a 19 year-old teenager over allegations of defiling two minors.
The suspect is identified as Moses Byamukama, a resident of Kyobu village,Buhonda parish, Kisita sub county.
Byamukama is alleged to have defiled two minors (names with held) aged 3 and 7 years while their mother Friday Kobusinge was away.
It is alleged that Byamukama on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at around 9 am sneaked into Friday’s home and found the girls home alone.
Concerned resident, shortly after the incident, found the victims bleeding profusely in their private parts with the 3 year old toddler unconscious on the ground.
The angry neighbours were informed by the 7-year-old that Byamukama had attacked them and defiled them.
Immediately they started a search for the suspect who was on the run.
Byamukama was arrested on Friday following a tip off by a resident who spotted his hideout in the same village.
A medical examination conducted on the minors tested positive for forceful sexual intercourse.
The mother of the minors asked police to go ahead and conduct further tests like for HIV to ascertain whether the suspect had infected them with the deadly virus.
Ben Mugisha, the Kibaale district criminal investigations department boss, says the suspect who is currently detained at Kibaale Police headquarters’ cells will face charges of aggravated defilement. The charge attracts a maximum sentence of death or life imprisonment.
Another man identified Elias Alinaitwe, a resident of Kyakapere village in the same sub county, is being held for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 16 year-old minor. He is currently detained at Kibaale police headquarters.
On April 4 this year ,Police in Kagadi, Kibaale district, arrested and detained a 30 year old man for allegedly defiling 4 young girls from one family.
The suspect identified as Joseph Mukwaya, a farmer and resident of Nyarugonjo village in Kitegwa Kagadi town council, allegedly defiled the girls all aged between 4 and 10 years old.