Man, 48, arrested over infecting five minors with HIV /Aids

Uganda: Man, 48, arrested over infecting five minors with HIV /Aids

Police in Masaka District in central Uganda are holding a 48 -year -old man for allegedly defiling underage female who he later infected with HIV/Aids.  The suspect is a chippie in Masaka Town and is a resident of Bwabikere Village, Kalagala Parish in Mukungwe Sub County in Masaka City.

It is alleged that he has been defiling teenagers between ages of eight and13. Police say the suspect was once caught defiling a minor by a resident who rapidly reported the case to the village chairperson, Mr Paul Lutaaya. Ms Juliet Shida, the officer in charge of Children’s Affairs at Masaka Central Police Station said the suspect had been subjected to an HIV test as part of police investigations.

“The suspect used to be taken to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital and he was determined to be HIV positive. After getting his results, we additionally examined all his alleged victims and discovered them positive,” she said. Police said he will be charged with 5 counts of aggravated defilement. The suspect told police that his wife died six years ago and he used to be snoozing with minors to sexually satisfy himself.

Ms Shida published to Daily Monitor that they have registered seventy nine instances of defilement in the last four months of the lockdown precipitated by way of Coronavirus pandemic.