KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which an HIV-positive female teacher sexually assaulted a 16-year-old male juvenile.
The suspect has been identified as Nanya Elizabeth, a 42-year-old, female teacher, at Namungoona Kigobe Primary School in Lubaga division, Kampala.
The suspect is said to have committed the criminal act on December 27, 2021, at the staff quarters of the school, according to preliminary investigations.
Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga while addressing journalists yesterday said the suspect lured the male victim to her room at the school staff quarters where she defiled him.
“While in the room, she caused the victim to remove his clothes and indulged in an unlawful act of sexual intercourse,” Enanga said. Adding that the suspect had unprotected sex with the victim, despite well knowing she was HIV positive.
The victim was examined and immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).
Enanga further confirmed that the suspect was arrested and is being detained in custody pending court charges over aggravated defilement.
He noted that male and female juveniles remain vulnerable and targeted by sexual predators who he says are in most cases not strangers to victims.
“They are usually relatives to the victim or acquaintances such as neighbours, siblings, family friends, teachers etc, who appear to be warm, caring, loving and respectful,” Enanga said.
In another development, the law enforcement body have also 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.
Investigations show that 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 girl victim and defiled her. He was found red-handed in the act by the elder brother who informed their mother and the matter reported to police. As a result, the suspect was arrested and detained in custody.
The incidents show how both, male and female juveniles remain vulnerable and targeted by sexual predators. Many child predators are not strangers to victims. They are usually relatives to the victim or acquaintances such as neighbours, siblings, family friends, teachers etc. who appear to be warm, caring, loving and respectful.