Teacher Detained on Suspected Attempted Defilement of 15-Year-Old Student

Posted on Jan 17, 2024
By Admin

By our reporter 




The Kanyanya Territorial Police is currently holding a 40-year-old teacher from a Mityana school in Mukono District over allegations of attempting to defile a 15-year-old girl who attends the same school.


Reports indicate that Mr. Kato John Ssenfuma, the teacher in question, was arrested following a complaint by Ms. Sheilah, 26, a resident of Kyebando Erisa Zone in Kawempe Division, Kampala District, who is the guardian of the 15-year-old.


Ms. Sheilah raised concerns about Mr. Ssemfuma's communication with the juvenile via WhatsApp, leading to his invitation to their premises.


On January 13, 2024, Mr. Ssemfuma traveled to the designated venue and was subsequently apprehended upon arrival.


A Police surgeon's examination confirmed the well-being of the victim, as the intended activity did not transpire.


According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Public Relations Officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police, in a post on the Uganda police's X platform, "the case file has been submitted to the office of the Resident State Attorney, and the Kanyanya Police have received guidance on the next steps. The file is pending resubmission for sanctioning, and the suspect will face charges as determined by the Prosecution."


He also added that further details will be provided in due course.

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