Crime & Investigation

Report: Defilement Cases Rise In Uganda


medical geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This was exposed by the Senior Programmes officer at the organisation, Marlon Agaba, in Kampala on Wednesday who told Chimpreports that there was a five percent increase from 7,690 in 2011 to 8,076 defilement cases reported in 2012.

“We have, since the start of 2013, received and handled 1242 cases of defilement in the eleven districts we operate while the Police Annual Report and Traffic/Road Safety Report for 2012 shows that defilement is still the leading sex related crime in the country,” stressed Agaba.

“The consequences are often dire and sometimes tragic while children who suffer such crimes live traumatised for life as the shock of being defiled is something that never heals,” he added.

“The victims grow up isolated and feel inferior while they don’t trust anybody.”

The ANPPCAN Programmes officer, therefore, called for expeditious handling of the cases so that justice is served.

“We have seen defilers previously walking away with light sentences while others are jumping bail which we condemn. History should not repeat itself,” he urged.

Agaba cited examples of cases including Emin Barrow whose whereabouts are not known and another Chinese national, Yang Zhengjun,

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