A Housemaid Is On Trial For Defiling A Four Year Old Girl


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Alice Kizza 25-year-old housemaid, has been charged by the High Court in Kampala over aggravated defilement, a sexual act performed on a four year old girl (names withheld as she is a minor) that occurred between August 1 and 12, 2021, at Nsasa Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Kizza appeared before Justice Isaac Muwata, yesterday for the charge of aggravated defilement contrary to Section 129(1), (3), and (4)(a) of the Penal Code Act, a charge she denied.

According to the prosecution led by Timothy Emerit, Kizza committed the said crime between August 1st and 12th, 2021. At Nsasa Kira Municipality in Wakiso District performed a sexual act on the minor, whose names are withheld.

The prosecution alleges that the minor revealed to her mother that Kizza used to beat her with her siblings and push a stick into her vagina.

“The medical report showed the minor’s vagina was bruised with the hymen recaptured,” reads part of the medical report provided by the prosecution.

The victim’s mother narrated that in early August 2021; she had hired two maids, Kizza and Doreen, to take care of her children while she was at work. A few days later, when she reviewed the camera footage, the children were playing in mud and drinking dirty water, while the maids were busy on their smart phones. She confronted the maids and they apologized.

The victim’s mother further revealed that she later noticed that the children were withdrawn and anxious. She took the three children to a friend and left the youngest at home with the maids.

The prosecution further narrates that when the children were at the friend’s place, they returned to normal, but the youngest, who remained home, changed and was no longer herself.

On August 12, 2021, the maids revealed to their boss that they were no longer interested in working and wanted to leave.

The documents read by the prosecution reveal that the victim revealed this to her mother, who reported it to police, and the case was opened up against the accused, who was arrested and charged. Upon her arrest, a medical examination was made on a police form 24A, and the accused was found to be normal enough to stand trial.

The date for hearing the case was fixed by the trial judge, Muwata, for June 22, 2023.





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