Police of Nkozi in Mpigi district is holding a man in its custody for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s son.
The case which has been termed as “unnatural” by the area security officials was committed on Wednesday in Nkozi town by a fisherman identified as Kasim Mukwaya also a resident of the same area.
Police reports indicate that the suspect visited his neighbour and asked the mother of the 11-year-old victim to allow her son to go with him for fishing on Lake Victoria at night.
“At 6 pm, Mukwaya went and picked the victim and went with him to his home but when they reached, he told him that it was not yet time to go the waters but instead they should sleep first,” said police.
“It is at this point when he took advantage of and sexually assaulted this male juvenile,” adds police in a statement.
After sessions sodomizing him, Mukwaya returned the boy to his mother when he could hardly walk, one of the locals noted.
The following day, the mother reported the case to Police and the suspect was apprehended and detained.
Authorities say that they are processing the suspect on charges of aggravated defilement of a minor.
Relatedly, a 38-year-old man identified as Ronald Sunday from Gomba district was also arrested for defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
This suspect also went to the home of the victim and lured her into a nearby maize garden where he sexually abused her.
The victim reported the matter to her parents 7 days later, who also informed the police but upon examination, it was discovered that she had already conceived from the act.
The suspect was later arrested and is pending inquiries.
Police authorities have come out and encouraged parents to be vigilant over their children especially in this period when schools are still closed.
It has been established that some parents are not taking full watch over their children which has exposed them to sexual predators in this period of Covid19.
Recent reports also indicate that besides an increase in domestic violence, teenage pregnancies and sexual assault of minors are also on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic started.