Police in Hoima has in custody a 27-year-old man on allegations of aggravated sexual assault of a 7-year-old Minor.
The suspect is Julius Karungi, a resident of Kyentale Cell in
Hoima East Division Hoima City.
It is alleged that Karungi on Wednesday afternoon while in
Kyentale cell convinced the minor who had been left alone at home to let him go with her inside her parent’s house.
Immediately after entering in the house, he started raping the little girl.
The girl’s mother who was away in the garden heard her daughter
screaming for help and rushed back home where he caught Karungi red-handed
defiling the victim.
She managed to arrest Karungi with the help of other neighbors who
responded to an alarm sounded by her.
Police was immediately alerted and rushed to the crime scene where
the locals had charged and wanted to lynch the suspect.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson says
police immediately whisked the suspect to Hoima Central police station where he
is currently being detained on charges of Aggravated defilement.
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Hakiza has warned parents to desist from leaving their children
alone at home unattended to saying many wrong elements target the children.
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In February this year, a 70-year-old man was arrested for allegedly
defiling his 5-year-old granddaughter in Bombo sub county Hoima district.
Keya Kafeero, a resident of Buhirigi LCI in Buhirigi parish Bombo
Sub-county Hoima district reportedly grabbed the child after she had been sent
by the mother to collect plates from Kafeero’s house.
After waiting for the child to come in vain, the mother followed
her and caught Kafeero red-handed defiling the victim.
This prompted the child’s mother to sound an alarm that attracted
residents who pounced on Kafeero and beat him into coma.