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Butaleja Teacher Arrested Over Sodomising 18 Pupils

By Shadrach Bethel,

Police in Butaleja District have arrested a primary school teacher on allegations of molesting and sodomising 18 male pupils aged 7-12.

According to police, the 40-year-old teacher at Mabale Primary School in Butaleja Sub -county reportedly committed the crime between January-May 2022.

Bukedi South Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Moses Mugwe said detectives have already recorded statements from the complainant and at least 13 of the victims.

Butaleja Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Ms Hajira Namagogwe condemned the alleged teacher’s act.

Butaleja District Senior probation officer Ms Betty Neshiwe observed that such cases were not common in Ugandan schools but urged justice.