By Joshua Nahamya
Police in Mbarara have in custody a 40-year-old man who allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl in Mbarara Municipality.
According to Rwiz Region police spokesperson ASP Samson Kasasira, Alex Tumusiime, a resident of Bugashe cell in Nyakayojo division in Mbarara, sexually assaulted Gloria Kanyesigye on April 29.
Kasasira says the suspect, who was arrested this past Tuesday, is HIV positive.
After medical examination, doctors found that the victim had been deflowered.
Juliet Nabukaru, the mother to the victim, says the daughter is on medication (PEP) and her progress is being monitored by doctors at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH).
Tumusiime remains at Mbarara CPS awaiting trial.