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Butaleja Teacher Arrested on Allegations of Sodomising 18 Learners

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40-year-old teacher at Mabale Primary School in Butaleja Sub -county has been arrested on allegations of molesting and sodomising 18 male pupils aged between 7 to 12 years.

According to Butaleja territorial police, the teacher reportedly committed the crime between January-May 2022.

“The case was reported by the school head teacher, Mr David Nambula Magson,” Bukedi South Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Moses Mugwe confirmed.

He said detectives have already recorded statements from the complainant and at least 13 of the victims.

“Our territorial police in Butaleja are investigating a case of sodomy against the primary school teacher under a general enquiry file,”Mr Mugwe said.

He further added that “medical examinations on the victims were to be done by the regional police surgeon.

The suspect is currently detained at Butaleja Central Police station and “will be charged accordingly after police investigation.

“The crime scene was visited by police. The scene was well documented,” Mr Mugwe noted.
Ms Hajira Namagogwe Butaleja Resident District Commissioner (RDC) has condemned the alleged teacher’s act.

The Butaleja District Senior probation officer Ms Betty Neshiwe noted that such cases were not common in Ugandan schools but urged justice to the alleged.

 

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