University Student Remanded for Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl

The Mukono Chief Magistrate, Racheal Nakyazze has remanded a 21- year-old man to Kauga Prison for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

Aaron Wasswa, a student of Community Development at Kyambogo University was arrested last month for defiling the victim, a pupil at Ssekiboobo Primary School.

It is alleged that while at his parent’s home located at Kimwanyi Cell, Mukono Central Division, the suspect convinced the victim to enter his house where he defiled the girl for two days. 

On Wednesday Wasswa was produced before the court for the hearing of the matter, however, the prosecution led by Josephine Nanyonjo asked the court to further remand the suspect until they amend the charge sheet with respect to the age of the victim.

The prosecution told the court that they received a complaint from the parents of the victim accusing the police investigating officer, Deborah Namudaka, of altering the age of the victim from thirteen to fourteen years.

“There is a need to amend the charge sheet with respect to the age of the victim, this would have been done before but the mother of the victim was arrested and remanded by police for presenting contrary documents to them protesting the age recorded on the charge sheet. She has been released today and needs time to present evidence to this matter.” Nanyonjo noted.

Wasswa’s lawyer, Hussein Kato asked the court to grant his client bail since the prosecution has failed to put together evidence implicating him. 

“We have no issues with whatever the prosecution has stated, but they asked the court for the same after we asked the court to grant our client bail. He has so far missed two examination papers which he needs to retake besides writing the remaining three papers.” Kato said. 

Wasswa was later remanded to Kauga prison until December 7.

“I will not entertain the bail application today, unless there are no amendments done on the charge sheet before December 7, court will start hearing of the bail application,” Nakyazze noted.

William Mugerwa, the victim’s father accuses police of allegedly taking away his daughter’s original birth certificate. He, however, has another document from the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA indicating that her daughter was born on February 28, 2009, and therefore she is 13 years. 

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