Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old girl.
The suspect has been identified as Milton Sunday, a resident of Nyairongo village in Kaseeta Parish Kabwoya sub county in Kikuube. He was arrested on Saturday.
It is alleged that on Saturday Morning at around 9p.m Sunday raided the home of the victim as her parents were away in the garden and convinced her to follow him in a nearby bush where he defiled her from.
Desire Nkurunziza, the area LCI Chairperson said in an interview on Sunday that area residents heard the minor screaming for help.
The situation attracted hundreds of the area residents who rushed to find out what was happening to the girl only to find Sunday red-handed defiling the girl.
He was arrested by the residents who later handed him over to Kikuube police.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the matter adding that investigations into the matter have commenced.
He says both the suspect and the minor will be subjected to medical check to ascertain the status of the suspect whether he is HIV positive or not saying that Police experts in sexual-related offences are thoroughly investigating the matter.
According to Hakiza, once investigations are complete, the suspect will be arraigned before court to be charged with aggravated defilement.