The appeal followed an attempt to defile a 13-year-old student on her way home from school. In another allegation last week, an unidentified man tried to chase and defile a girl heading home from school too.
The Chairperson for children affairs at Lutoboka landing site, Grace Akello, said men have repeatedly tried to rape women along bushy routes.
“Parents are in fear for their children because this is the second attempt to defile a school child from the same area,” she said.
She also said the police received reports on the case but couldn’t arrest any of the perpetrators.
Happiness Tibajuka, one of the parents said despite escorting their children to school, they can’t do so at 6 pm after school. This is the chance the defilers use to commit their crimes.
Parents demanded police to carry out early morning operations when students are going to school. Then also do the same in the evening when they return.
James Nandu Mugoya, the one in charge of policing in Kalangala promised to carry out operations and investigations into the matter. He said this will happen after they collect facts from the respective parents.
“Last week, we registered three defilement cases and the suspects are in our custody. We call upon all residents to report such cases to the Police. Rather than settling them at the village level,” added Nandu.
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