Man, 30, arrested over aggravated defilement of two-year-old daughter

Budaka, (UG): The Police in Budaka District, eastern Uganda have launched investigations into a case of aggravated defilement involving a 30-year-old man and a 1-year and 8-month-old female juvenile.

Meta Robert, 30, a resident of Idudi ‘A’ in Nansanga sub-county, Budaka District was arrested on Tuesday, January 09, 2024, after the victim’s mother only identified as Ms Kaitake reported a case of aggravated defilement of her daughter to the LCI Chairperson of the village.

Preliminary information indicates that on Sunday, January 07, 2024, at around 08:00 pm, Ms Kataike was cooking food with her child while the husband (suspect) was in the house resting.

However, when the child started crying, the suspect requested the mother to take her (the child) to the bedroom while the wife kept cooking food. 

Shortly, Kataike narrates that she had the child crying loudly as the man came telling her that she had defecated on the bed.

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When Kataike went to clean the baby, she saw some blood drops on the bed sheets as well as in the baby’s private parts, and when she asked the husband, he claimed the baby might have been injured by a stick.

Kataike did not accept which forced her to call neighbours and also inform the LC I Chairperson who took Meta Robert (suspect) to the police for action, and statements were recorded by the wife and witnesses around.

“The victim and the suspect were examined by the police surgeon. The case file was opened on CRB 006/2024. The suspect was charged with aggravated defilement and is currently in police custody,” said the Bukedi North Region Police Spokesperson SP Samuel Semewo in a police statement confirming the incident.

He added that the suspected faces a charge of aggravated defilement and will be arraigned in the courts of law once his case file is sanctioned by the district state attorney.

DailyExpress has established that Kataike and the suspect had been married for just four months and the former came to stay with him with the baby when she was a year and a few months old.

This is not the first time the district has registered a similar case. In 2023, Police in Budaka district apprehended 42-year-old Alamazani Mudebo, on charges of aggravated defilement.

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Mudebo, a resident of Nyanza A Cell, Kamonkoli South Ward, Kamonkoli Town Council was accused of defiling a pupil of Kamonkoli Mixed Primary School after he reportedly enticed the minor with chapatti before luring her to a toilet, where he undressed and sexually assaulted her.

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