Police in Kabale District is holding a 36 year-old man for allegedly defiling a three year-old girl who calls him uncle.
The suspect has been identified as Paul Magezi alias Magyeshi, a resident of Rutoma cell, Nyabikoni ward, Northern division in Kabale Municipality.
It is alleged that on Tuesday 01/08/2017 at around 08AM while the victim was going to school with her two sisters, their paternal uncle called the victim into an unfinished house and had carnal knowledge with her.
The Kigezi Regional police spokesperson, Elly Maate, confirmed the incident saying that it is unfortunate for a person who should be safeguarding a child is the one who violated her.
He said pupils reported the matter to the school administration that called the father and reported to police.
Maate added that Magezi is detained at Kabale central police station and his case is registered under reference number CRB 2189/2017.
Investigations to get enough evidence are still ongoing.