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Police Warns of Increase in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Rose Nalubega, the head of the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Department at the CID Department says that after sodomizing the minor, the suspect warned him against revealing what had happened threatening to end his life.

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The Child and Family Protection Unit of the Uganda Police Force is warning of an increase in child sexual abuse cases. Gad Mfitundinda, a child protection officer at Kibuli Police Headquarters says cases such as defilement and other forms of child sexual abuses are on the rise.

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This comes two weeks, after an 8 year old boy was sodomized by unidentified man in Nabbingo area. Rose Nalubega, the head of the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Department at the CID Department says that after sodomizing the minor, the suspect warned him against revealing what had happened threatening to end his life. Nalubega says they have embarked on investigations to apprehend the culprit. Teddy Nakayiiza, the grandmother to the victim and Pastor Solomon Male, an anti gay activist spoke to URN on the case.

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Justus Kashobya, the officer in charge of Criminal Investigations Nabbingo Police Station says they have open file under SD Ref 15/27/07/2013. He says once the culprit is apprehended, the file will be forwarded to the directorate of public prosecution.

Mfitundinda explains that once a case is reported to the Child and Family Protection Unit, the victim or guardian gives information of how the abuse occurred, a police form 3 A is issued before the abused child is taken for medical examination.

 

He explains that the medical practitioners attending to the victim of abuse makes an assessment and reports using a pictorial form giving evidence on the sexual assault.

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Mfitundinda explains that if a guardian or person in a position of authority is suspected to have abused a child below the age of 14, the case is considered as an aggravated defilement.

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Cue Out:..Females and males’’.//

According to the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) -Uganda Chapter report, more than 600 children are raped and defiled per month country wide.

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