Police in Mpigi district is holding in custody an 18-year-old woman only identified as Nakato on allegations of defiling an 8-year old boy.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says Nakato, a resident of Mpigi, was arrested following a complaint by the victim’s mother.
He says the suspect first molested the minor in October last year and repeated the same offense this year. Nakato is neighbours with the victim's family and reportedly asked the boy to take clothes into her house before she abused him. According to Enanga, Nakato followed the boy and started stimulating him before sexually molesting him.
The suspect faces charges of aggravated defilement contrary to sections 129 (3) and (4) (b) of the Penal Code Act, which attracts a maximum sentence of death on conviction.