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Kakiri teacher arrested over defilement of 8-year-old pupil

POLICE–Police in Kakiri, Wakiso District, are a primary school teacher who is accused of defiling his 8-year-old pupil.

The suspect, who was arrested Tuesday, July 3, had been contracted by the victim’s parents to coach their daughter during weekends.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by residents who had seen him leading the pupil into a nearby bush in Nadangila,” according to Police.

The irate residents pounced on the suspect and beat him up before Police intervened and rescued him.

The suspect confessed before the parents and Police to having had canal knowledge with the victim and is currently detained at Kakiri Police Station and faces charges of aggravated defilement.

If found guilty, the 26-year-old teacher could face up to 18 years in prison for defilement. According to the Penal Act Uganda 1950 , a person who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years commits an offence and is liable to suffer death.

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