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35 Children arrested in a brothel as 90 people are arrested at Front Page bar

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35 Children arrested in a brothel as 90 people are arrested at Front Page bar

35 juveniles are in police custody following an intelligence led operation conducted by Clock Tower Police in the areas of Base zone, Katwe II parish and arrested 13 female juveniles and 22 male adults.

Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP says the group were found in a brothel, while three pairs of female juveniles were found in compromising positions with male adults. The incident happened on Saturday.

This brothel is allegedly operated by one Muhwezi Mustapha (who has also been arrested) a resident of the same place and is alleged to be trafficking unsuspecting female juveniles from upcountry to recruit them into these acts.

They have been charged with various offences ranging from Defilement, trafficking in persons, Procuring defilement, doing acts likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease, operating a brothel among others.

All suspects are currently detained at Katwe Police and Natete respectively, investigations are still on going in the matter.

Katwe Police is in touch with the Gender based Violence desk to handle the rehabilitation process of the juveniles.

In a related development, over 90 people were arrested today at midnight at Front page hotel Zaana, for flaunting Covid-19 guidelines.

Police has preferred to investigate allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease. They are currently detained at both Katwe and Natete police stations.

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