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Thousands of Women and Girls Are Defiled Yearly by Forces of Law and Order.
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Posted on April 29, 2020, 4:13 pm
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Head of police Forces in Uganda, Martin Okoth Ochola, while submitting the annual Crime report for 2020 on Tuesday April 28th, 2020 revealed that sex related crimes, especially defilement, is one of the biggest challenges still faced by police in Uganda. According to the report, a total of 13,682 girls were defiled in 2019.

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“Defilement still poses a big problem in the police. In 2019, whereas there was some decrease in defilement cases by about 11.4 percent from 2018, a total of 13682 children were defiled. This is unacceptable,” Mr Ochola told journalists in Kampala.

Within the regions of Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area, Greater Masaka, and Busoga areas, organized criminal syndicates reportedly abused numerous young girls.

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However, the Police Force boss expressed satisfaction to the fact that some criminal syndicates were denounced and are were arrested and charged in conformity with the law.
He said, “I am happy to report that in 2019, a total of ten criminal syndicates were dismantled, their members arrested and charged accordingly, and others have been sentenced to death by hanging.”

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Aside from Uganda, young girls have been subject to defilement by forces of law and order in many countries worldwide. Many of such reports are heard after police missions to local areas, especially in cases of conflicts.

Cameroon is not exempted, since the start of the persisting Anglophone crisis in the country, hundreds of girls and women have allegedly been abused by soldiers. Some of whom lost their lives and others left with unwanted pregnancies.

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Despite the strives of Human Rights Movements and Lawyers to help denounce and bring an end to these inhumane acts, their goal seems to be far-fetched.

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