29 year old teacher Jimmy Walugembe was arrested by the Katwe Police Station Sexual and Gender based violence unit for defiling one of his student aged eight years at Springfield International School.

Reports from Police indicate that Walugembe lured the defilement victim into a toilet acting inappropriately by sexually abusing her and later infecting her with HIV.

Police confirmed the arrest of Walugembe who was charged with aggravated defilement after the medical examinations confirmed the girl had attained a ruptured hymen and an HIV infection, the head teacher of the school Mutebi Moses was also arrested for trying to interfere with Police investigations and covering up for the criminal.

“We want to thank all stakeholders who took interest in this matter and brought it to the attention of the police, after several attempts to compromise the incident, with a written agreement between the three parties of parents, the school and the teacher,” said Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga in a statement.

The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga noted that all school administrators should understand that parents send their children to school relying on school employees for their safety and wellbeing. They are therefore encouraged to review their school policies and procedures on sexual abuse and harassment, and further develop collaborative relationships with criminal justice and child welfare agencies, to guard against acts of sexual misconduct in schools.

 

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