Church priest arrested for defiling 16-year-old girl

MITOOMA, UGANDA– Police in Mitooma district have arrested and detained a Church Of Uganda Priest on allegations of defiling and impregnating a 16-year-old girl.

The 56-year-old whose names have been withheld for security reasons was a Reverend at Nyarutuntu Church Of Uganda in Mahungye Parish, Mitooma district.

Mitooma RDC Adah Nansiima said at the time of his arrest, the Reverend was trying to engage with the victim’s parents in Kimuri 2 village so as to end the matter amicably.

The suspect is currently detained at Mitooma Police Station and the girl who earlier had a failed abortion is currently receiving treatment at Mitooma Health Center IV.

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