Rakai Police Boss Rapes, Impregnates 15-year-old

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The Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bulanga Police Post, Rakai district, faces accusations of raping and impregnating a 15-year old girl at gun-point. Corporal Twinomugisha Justus (45) is said to have committed the offence in July.

The Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bulanga Police Post, Rakai district, faces accusations of raping and impregnating a 15-year old girl at gun-point.
 
Corporal Twinomugisha Justus (45) is said to have committed the offence in July.
 
The victim (names withheld) was a student of Bright Hope Vocational in Bulanga town where the incident occurred.
 
In a statement recorded at Rakai Police station, she reveals that Twinomugisha found her in the school kitchen at about 8pm and put her on gun-point. He then raped her.
 
The girl was first taken for medical attention after her mother Hasfa Nangoma and brother Asuman Matovu noticed she was weaker than usual.
 
Her health has since continued to suffer.
 
Her relatives reported the matter to police in October when it was discovered she had become pregnant as a result of the rape.
 
The girl's mother Nangoma claims Twinomugisha admitted he had sexual intercourse with the girl and admitted he had caused pregnancy.
 
However, since then the matter has been neglected by police and Twinomugisha has shown no interest in looking after the minor or her pregnancy.
 
The mother and brother of the minor accuse the DPC Sooma of siding with Twinomugisha and have appealed for a renewed interest in the case.
 
Noah Sserunjogi, the Southern Region Police spokesperson, confirms knowledge of the case.
 
Efforts to call Twinomugisha were fruitless as all his known phone numbers were switched off and he was reported to be out of office.
 
This is not the first rape and defilement case to fizzle out in Rakai district.
 
Early this year, John Lubowa, the director of St. John's Primary School Kyotera was arrested for allegedly defiling a 13 year-old girl from his coffee plantation. 
 
However, he was released under unclear circumstances leaving the victim and her parents stranded.