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Father of Twins Arrested 2 years After Aggravated Defilement of 12-year-old :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Father of Twins Arrested 2 years After Aggravated Defilement of 12-year-old

The suspect has been identified as Ssalongo Ssali, a resident of Natete A zone in Lubaga Division on the outskirt of Kampala, who reportedly defiled a 12-year-old juvenile during the first lock-down of April 2020, and threatened to kill the victim if she dared report him.
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 Natete Police station has arrested a man who reportedly defiled a 12-year-old female juvenile during the first Covid-19 lock-down of 2020.  

The suspect has been identified as Ssalongo Ssali, a resident of Natete A zone in Lubaga Division on the outskirt of Kampala, who reportedly defiled a 12-year-old juvenile during the first lock-down of April 2020, and threatened to kill the victim if she dared report him.

A police officer in the Child and Family Protection Unit at Natete Police station who spoke on condition of anonymity said the suspect has been a close friend to the victim's mother Maria Namugerwa, and her children were calling him their uncle which made his evil actions easier to carry out.   

“He got the victim alone and locked her inside the house and defiled her in a very dangerous manner as he penetrated her through the anal area, after which he gave her 8,000 Shillings and threatened to kill her if she dared tell her mother," the officer said.

  The case was filed at Police by the victim’s mother, following the victim’s health condition deteriorating at school in Kibaale district, where she managed to reveal to the school Matron how she was defiled.  

“When the school informed the parents about the situation of the child, they reported the matter to us, but for the last two years the child has been battling health complications that we suspect are the result of defilement," an officer said.

The arrest has been confirmed by the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, who said that investigations have been expanded to ascertain whether there are other victims of Ssalongo Ssali, who is now detained on charges of aggravated defilement.

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Meanwhile, another similar incident has been reported at Wandegeya Police station of an unidentified stranger who also defiled a 7-year-old minor in Triangle zone of Mulago in Kawempe Division on Monday.  

But Police blame parents for not doing enough to protect children in these incidents.

“We have sex predators everywhere looking for opportunities to victimize young girls, irrespective of their age, so parents should be very close to children, and train them not to be lured by strangers," Enanga cautioned parents.

  

At least 1,500 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.

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