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Gulu Man Charged With Defiling a 3-Year-Old Girl

Court heard that the accused was caught red-handed having sexual intercourse with the minor on her mother’s bed by the victim’s elder brother. The accused who is the victim’s cousin, is said to be HIV Positive.
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A 20-year-old man in Gulu City has been accused of aggravated defilement.

Kasim Torach also known as Oluku, a resident of Kasubi -Gowans Quarters in Bardege -Layibi Division allegedly defiled the three-year-old minor on December 8th from their home in Kasubi –Gowans Quarters.

Court heard that the accused was caught red-handed having sexual intercourse with the toddler on her mother’s bed by the victim’s elder brother.Torach who is the victim’s cousin brother is said to be HIV Positive.

According to a statement by the victim’s mother identified as Betty Abur aged 25, the victim later complained of pain in her private part on that evening prompting her to be examined and that the medical officer who carried out the medical examination found evidence of penetration on her private part.

Torach was later arrested and charged with aggravated defilement under Gulu CRB 1426/2020, an offense contrary to Section 129(3)(4)(a)(b) of the Penal Code Act.

While appearing for case mentioning before the Gulu Grade One Magistrate presided by Vian Kwezira, the accused was not allowed to take plea as the offense he allegedly committed is Capital in nature.

Vian Kwezira, the Gulu Grade One Magistrate remanded him to Gulu Central Prison until February 5th next year when he will again appear before court for further mention.

The police annual crime report of 2019 indicates that 13,613 defilement cases were reported in 2019 compared to 15,366 cases in 2018, giving 11.4% decrease. 13,682 children were defiled in 2019, of whom, 13,441 were female juveniles and 241 were male juveniles.

According to Section 129(1) of the Penal Code Act, any person who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years commits an offence and is liable to suffer death.