The Police in Kayunga has arrested a 60-year-old man for aggravated sexual assault upon his 9-year-old granddaughter.
The Preliminary investigations indicate that on 6.12.2021, at around 11.30 am Okou Okello, a 60-year-old, resident of Wunga – Kyebuye village, Kayonza sub-county, Kayunga district, asked his 9-year-old grand-daughter to escort him and check on how the goats were grazing in the fields.
While in the fields, he removed the victim’s knicker and started assaulting her sexually. It took the bravery of a young boy (names withheld), who raised an alarm that the residents responded to and arrested the suspect.
According to Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, the threat of sexual abuse of young girls in modern society has become so common and grave, including suspects who are very close like guardians, parents, relatives, teachers, and elders.
“All members of the public should know, that children are vulnerable members of the community, who need to be protected from all forms of sexual predators. In this very respect, the victim was repeatedly assaulted by a grandfather, who took advantage of the 9-year-old girl victim, and significantly breached the trust of guardianship and protection” said Enanga.
He added that the Police remain committed to pursuing every incident of child sexual abuse and ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice.
He also implored members of the public to stay vigilant and take interest in the upbringing and well-being of children.