By Yosam Gucwaki
Police in Kibaale are holding a 24-year old man for allegedly raping and infecting a 16-yr-old girl with HIV/AIDS.
The accused identified as Hassan Basole is a resident of Kitonezi A village, Nyamarunda sub county in Kibaale district.
It is alleged that he ambushed the girl on Friday as she went to fetch water at the well.
The girls Parents and neighbours got concerned after the girl shouted calling for help.
According to the village chairperson Joseph Kyamiza, after the incident, the suspect was arrested and the girl was taken for a medical checkup at Kagadi general hospital where she tested positive to HIV.
He said that a subsequent couneling session revealed that the minor was a victim of rape and defilement.
The district police commander of Kibaale district David Otabong confirmed the incident and referred it to as unfortunate, noting that the suspect acted in an inhumane manner.
He said that the suspect is being held at Kibaale police station, pending investigations.
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