By Spy Reporter
Mukono, Uganda: The police in Mukono have in custody a heartless man who was arrested for allegedly defiling two underage girls.
Shadrack Watelo, 21, was arrested from his home in Lusera village, Nakisunga Sub County, Mukono district on Friday, and is accused of allegedly defiling two girls aged 3 and 13 years respectively. The girls (Names withtheld on request) live in his neighborhood with their mother. The mother of the victims informed the police about the heinous crime after learning about it from one of the neighbours who had seen the suspect defiling the young girls in the bush. The mother thereafter took her daughters to a nearby health centre, where they were examined and found to have been sexually assaulted. The girls were immediately enrolled on the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis-PEP to protect them against HIV infection. When the police interrogated the 13-year-old girl, she told detectives that Wateyo had always gone to their home and sexually abused them whenever their mother was away.
After further medical examination, medics discovered that the sexual harassment had damaged the little girl’s bladder. However, on being arrested, Watelo denied the charges, although police sources revealed that he will be paraded in court to face charges of defilement when investigations are completed. A report released recently by the World Health Organisation indicates that Ugandan girls are increasingly being subjected to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse. However, the police are doing everything possible to curb the crimes committed against the girl child in Uganda.