By Ivan Mwine
A female primary teacher has been arrested by the police in Old Kampala over allegations that she defiled and infected a young boy with HIV.
According to police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, the suspect identified as Elizabeth Nanya, was arrested following complaints from the victim’s parents.
Enanga said that; “The Police in Old Kampala is actively investigating circumstances under which, an HIV positive teacher, sexually assaulted, a 16-year-old, male juvenile, at the staff quarters of Namungoona Kigobe Primary School, on the December 27, 2021.”
He added that; “The suspect identified as Nanya Elizabeth, a 42-year-old, female teacher, lured the male victim to her room at the staff quarters. While in the room, she caused the victim to remove his clothes and indulged into an unlawful act of sexual intercourse.”
He noted that the suspect had unprotected sex with the victim, with the full knowledge of her HIV status.
Enanga revealed that the victim was examined and immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), while the suspect was arrested and is currently in custody as investigations continue.
Meanwhile, Enanga revealed that the police also arrested and charged a 20-year-old peasant with the Aggravated Defilement of a 3-year-old girl victim at Panya village, Yiki Parish, Madi Okollo district.
The suspect identified as, Oleama Jackson, a 20-year-old peasant of Olali village, was given responsibility by Araka Rabeka, the mother of the victim, for him to look after, as she went to the market to buy food. Unfortunately, the suspect took advantage of the victim and defiled her.
He was found red-handed in the act by the elder brother who informed their mother and the matter was reported to police.
As a result, the suspect was arrested and detained in custody.
The police spokesperson warned that the incidents show how both, male and female juveniles remain vulnerable and targeted by sexual predators.
He revealed that many child predators are not strangers to victims but are usually relatives to the victim or acquaintances such as neighbors, siblings, family friends, teachers etc, who appear to be warm, caring, loving and respectful, yet they harbour evil intentions.