Man 50, Arrested for Assault

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Police in Mukono have arrested a 50-year-old man for alleged assault.

William Sempangi, a resident of Kitega, Namumira Sub County in Mukono, was arrested in connection with an incident on April 13th, when he waylaid a senior three student of Mukono Secondary School, assaulted her and tried to rape her.

Sempangi allegedly attacked the girl in Kitega village, grabbed her by the back, and just as the girl was raising an alarm, the man clasped his hands over her mouth.

He tore her skirt, and tried to force her into sex.the girl’s ordeal ended when the man on sighting his neighbor decided to flee the scene of the incident.

The girl allegedly sustained a fracture on her pelvic bone.

According to her statement at the police station, the girl says that the man had earlier wanted tried to woo her, but the girl refused following suspicion that the man was HIV positive.

The victim’s mother Habibah Fatuma says she had reported the matters to police and made statements but was surprised to learn that the suspect was released while the complainants were still at the police station.

The man threatened to cause more grievous harm to the girl’s family.

But the matter was brought to the attention of Ashraf Seiko, the District Police Commander, who reviewed the case file and ordered for the re-arrest of the suspect.

According to the DPC, the suspect was supposed to be detained.
 
Sempangi is now in police custody and he will be taken to court to answer charges of assault and causing grievous harm.
 
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