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Mbarara: Businessman arrested for sodomizing boys aged 17 & 18

The Territorial Police in Rwizi Region and Mbarara, has in custody a one Saturday Michael, a 34-year-old, businessman of Kilembe Cell Nyamityobora ward, for sexually grooming into Sodomy and Molesting two male victims aged 17 and 18 respectively during the months of January and February 2023.

The suspect who doubles as an employer to the victims, who were vending pineapples for him in Mbarara City, rented a single room, which he was sharing with 6 other workers, with whom he shared one mattress. He would occasionally, have forceful sexual intercourse with the victims, against the order of nature.

Police Spokesperson confirmed the arrest.

“We want to thank the 18 year old victim who took courage and reported the matter to police. He was subjected to medical examination at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and proof of a ruptured anus established. The other victims were to be examined as well. Suspect arrested and in custody,” Enanga told the media Monday.

In a separate development, the police in Kasangati has in custody, a one Matovu Jimmy Peter, a 30 year old, resident of Lubatu zone, Kiteezi Parish, Kasangati Town Council, for threatening violence and attempted Sodomy, of a 24 year old shop attendant, who visited him in his room on the 18.02.2023 at around 1pm. The victim put up resistance after he was put at knife-point and alerted residents, who mobilized and arrested the suspect. A search was conducted at his home and a sex toy, a knife and other exhibits recovered.

“We strongly condemn all forms of sexual violence, and we shall ensure the perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes,” Enanga said.

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