13 girls, 22 men arrested in Katwe brothel

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On 24/10/2020 at around 8pm, Clock Tower Police conducted an intelligence led operation around Base zone, Katwe II parish and arrested 13 female juveniles and 22 male adults.

The group was found in a brothel.

Three pairs of female juveniles were found in compromising positions with male adults.

This brothel is allegedly operated by one Muhwezi Mustapha (who has also been arrested) a resident of the same place and is alleged to be trafficking unsuspecting female juveniles from upcountry to recruit them into these acts.

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They have been charged with various offences ranging from Defilement, trafficking in persons, Procuring defilement, doing acts likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease, operating a brothel among others.

All suspects are currently detained at Katwe Police and Natete respectively , investigations are still on going in the matter.

Katwe Police is in touch with the Gender based Violence desk to handle the rehabilitation process of the juveniles.

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