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Headteacher arrested for defiling teenager

Man Jose Kayima

The Territorial Police in Kassanda District are holding a secondary school head teacher of Brain Star Secondary in Kassanda following his arrest on charges of aggravated defilement of a student.

TWamala Regional Police Spokesperson, SP Racheal Kawala, confirmed the report on Friday saying the suspect, a resident of Wakayiba Trading Centre in Kalwana Sub County, Kassanda District allegedly defiled the 17-year-old girl, a former student at Brain Star Secondary School.

“Yes, it is true, we are holding a head teacher for allegedly defiling a student. The victim is a 17-year-old former student of the same school,” SP Kawala said in a police statement on Thursday.

Police preliminary findings indicate that the victim dropped out of school after the head teacher allegedly defiled and impregnated her in August 2023.

However, Kawala says “on February 26, 2024, detectives received a tip-off from concerned residents about the incident and our task teams immediately visited the home.”

“The minor was found heavily pregnant and a case of aggravated defilement was immediately opened up vide Kassanda CRB. 151/2024. The victim has also been issued with Police Form 3A for medical examination,” Ms Kawala stated adding that the suspect was subsequently arrested and is currently detained at Kassanda Central Police Station.

The case file will be submitted to the Resident State Attorney (RSA) for perusal and legal advice.

According to the recently released Police Crime Annual Report, by the end of 2023, a total of 3846 cases of aggravated defilement were reported to police compared to 3620 cases reported in 2022 indicating a 6.2 per cent increase.

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