By Prossy Namiiro
Police in Hoima is actively searching for a one Leonard, a teacher of Yona Primary School in Hoima for aggravated defilement of a 14-year-old, female juvenile.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said the suspect found the victim buying school items at Hoima Central Market and asked her to escort him to his home in Kinubi.
“While at his home, he convinced the 14-year-old girl, to spend the night with him and defiled her the whole night. The victim upon returning home was asked by the mother, where she had spent the night and revealed the teacher,” He revealed.
Enanga also revealed that Hoima Police station has in custody George Obiga 36, a teacher of Mother Clandio primary school for defiling and 8 year old girl.
“The facts reveal that Obiga George, a 36-year-old teacher found the door of his neighbour, Mbabazi Stephen, open at 3am, at Bujumbura Cell, Eastern Division, Hoima cell. He took advantage and stealthily gained entrance, up to where the 8-year-old girl victim was sleeping. He grabbed her and started defiling her” He narrates.
The victim’s father was woken up by the alarm made by his daughter and the suspect was arrested as he tried to flee.
He has also cautioned all guardians including teachers to always look out for the safety of the children instead of sexually abusing them.
“Children look to them for their safety and well-being. It is therefore, disappointing whenever they break this trust as role models, and instead victimize them.”
A team of counsellors is talking to and counselling the victims, to help address the emotional and physical injury, they could have suffered due to the sexual abuse.