Policeman arrested for defiling abortion suspect
28 September 2015, 21:39
Kampala - Police in Uganda have arrested a policeman who reportedly defiled a female suspect in custody.
On Friday night, police constable Zadock Baite of Ochero police post in eastern Uganda's district of Kaberamaido reportedly raped the 17-year-old girl who was being held for procuring abortion.
The underage girl's identity has not been made public by police.
According to the girl, at around 8.00 pm, the policeman took her from the police cell and led her to the room where exhibits are kept where he defiled her mercilessly.
Eastern Uganda regional police spokesman, Juma Hassan Nyene said: ''Policemen are not supposed to fulfill their conjugal rights with arrested female suspects."
Nyene will be charged for defilement but if he tests HIV positive, he might be given death sentence.
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