In a letter addressed to the Directorate of Public Prosecution dated October 11th, Masaka High Court Judge, Justice Winfred Nabisinde said that that the hearing will start on Monday and end on October 25th October.
Glaser Benhard,the German National accused of child abuse in Masaka court where he was denied bail.
The hearing a case in which German National Bernhard Berry Glaser
is expected to start today at Masaka High Court.
Glaser, the Director of Ssese Humanitarian Service, an NGO located
in Mwena landing site in Kalangala district is facing 8 charges of aggravated
defilement and 19 counts of aggravated child trafficking.
It’s alleged that in 2007 and in November 2013 at Mwena Landing site in
Kalangala district Glaser abused the power and authority he had over the minors
that were under his care and sexually assaulted them.
In a letter addressed to the Directorate of Public Prosecution dated
October 11th, Masaka High Court Judge, Justice Winfred Nabisinde indicated that
the hearing will end on October 25th October.
On August 23rd, Justice Nabisinde asked that Glaser be taken through a week-long
trial, but his lawyers Caleb Alaka, Evans Ochieng and Leister Kaganzi objected.
The lawyers argued that the accused is sick and needs immediate treatment.
The accused also refused to take plea on grounds that he was only comfortable
speaking Flemish, a dialect in Belgium. Court, however, didn't have an interpreter
who knew Flemish language.
was first arrested in November 2013 and charged after two children under his
care accused him of sexual abuse. The minors aged between 12 and 14, said that
Glaser had repeatedly defiled them since 2007. He stayed in detention for more
than two months.