Hoima Man Arrested for Defiling 7-Year-Old Minor

The suspect is Julius Karungi, a resident of Kyentale Cell in Hoima East Division Hoima City.

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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.