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Suspected German paedophile now 'ready to plead guilty'

Bernhard Glaser

Bernhard Glaser

Bernhard Glaser, the suspected German paedophile and director of Berry’s Place and Ssese Humanitarian Service, an NGO located in Mwena landing site in Kalangala town council has opted for plea bargaining.

Glaser is battling 8 charges of defilement and trafficking young girls in Kalangala district. He was picked up in March this year and arraigned before Masaka High court in April.

The 66-year-old in April pleaded not guilty to the charges. But Glaser has now opted for plea bargaining through his lawyer, Evans Ochieng. Under plea bargaining, the suspect pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a lenient sentence.

In a letter to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) sent out on Friday, Glaser’s lawyer note that “what is clear is that a full trial of this case will visit far reaching grave consequences on many individuals including public officials/offices, the community in Kalangala, our client and the children involved. The long suffering individuals involved in this case need not to be taken through the rigors of a full adversarial public trial.”

The lawyers plead with DPP to amend the indictment to an agreeable and lesser offense, adding that their client is ready to plead guilty and be deported.

Both Ochieng and DPP confirmed to URN about the move. The two parties however declined to divulge details in the matter. Glaser is currently on remand in Luzira prison.

According to their website, Bery’s Place & Ssese Humanitarian Services has been providing youth-friendly services since 2006 - offering training and mentorship to young people and educators in Kalangala.

Ironically, the centre, above all claims to be a "home for physically, sexually or emotionally abused girls in need of shelter, care, warmth and proper parenting as well as a wide array of professional services."

Comments

+3 #1 Abalang 2019-06-11 16:57
"...to plead guilty and be deported?"

He took advantage of poor kids and their desperate families, abused them and now he asks to plead guilty and walk away to the comforts of his country?

I hope that this will not be granted. The same way Ugandans are subject to the law in his country and face justice when they commit a crime, the same should apply to this brute.
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0 #2 Paulina Golberg 2019-06-11 21:51
When will we ever lean. We think these whites come to rescue us forgetting that the have never stop abusing and insulting us in all ways and form.

Pedophiles always look for easy target and associate themselves with schools, physically challenge group, sexually or emotionally abused girls.

He should be jailed and serve full term. When are we going to wake up with all the abuse of our people by the so call NGO.

Take a case in Masese where a woman was playing doctor and children were dying because of her. Where is she now-back to her country and the poor parents of the children will never see justice. What a country-Brown envelops make crime go away and its life in Uganda from top to bottom.
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0 #3 Mumonkey 2019-06-11 22:15
These sort of animals have become very common in places, especially Jinja.

They are in Uganda to adopt poor children and orphans like they don't have opharns in Europe. They end up doing odd jobs and pretend to be investors.

The sad thing is that they create little racist communities that discriminate against Africans. This monster should be incarcerated before deportation. His property should be liquidated and the proceeds given to the juvenile victims.
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0 #4 Fuller 2019-06-11 22:22
If evidence points to Mr. Glaser abusing the kids, then it is disgraceful that the DPP would accept that the pedophile get off so easily.

Whatever good he may have done for the community does not mitigate the heinous crime of raping children in his care.

Hopefully whatever charges Mr. Glaser is allowed to plead to lead to a tough prison sentence in Uganda and deportation to his homeland where he can have plenty of opportunity to rape German kids.
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0 #5 WADADA roger 2019-06-12 00:05
Just kill the guy, deporting him is not an option, imagine if it is a Ugandan who had done these acts to the whites
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