Kyambogo Vice Chancellor F/A On Run For Defiling 16-year-old Disabled Girl

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Uganda Police’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations together with the Kampala Metropolitan Police has called on the public to offer a hand in search for Dr. Eron Lawrence, a 56 year old, senior lecturer at Kyambogo University, Dean of Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation, and also Project Administrator “All we see is possibility” at Kyambogo University.

Dr. Eron is said to have absconded the police bond on December 14, 2023.

He had earlier been arrested for aggravated defilment.

However, his casefile was sanctioned on December 13, 2023 for the Aggravated Defilement of a girl victim, aged 16 years, with a disability, when he is HIV positive and also a person in authority over the victim, C/s 129(3), 4(b), (c) and (d) of the Penal Code Acts.

The victim was a beneficiary of the “All we see is a possibility“ project”

His three sureties, who include Olobo Lawrence, aged 48, Adoch Gertrude and Among Paul, aged 54, have also been tasked to produce him before the DPC at Jinja Road Police Division.

The facts gathered indicate that the suspect travelled as a caretaker with 4 students, including the 16 year old, disabled victim, to Nairobi-Kenya for a conference, and returned on December 10, 2023. He picked his Car, that he had left at the Airport, and gave a lift to the students. He first dropped two students from Gulu University at the Namayiba Taxi Park, and they travelled to Gulu. And went on to drop the 3rd student at North Hall, Kyambogo University, and remained with the victim, who had a visual impairment, in the car (she can only see during daytime while using glasses, but cannot see at night).

He drove together with the victim from around 10.20pm, upto Namugongo Nsawo village, Kira municipality. It was established that along the way the victim requested for water, which was bought at a supermarket along Ndagire road, in Nalya. The victim fell unconscious after taking the water. Upon gaining her consciousness, she felt some pain around her private parts and realised, she had been sexually assaulted. The sexual assault took pace in the car.

The following morning her maternal uncle drove her back to her school in Mukono and she revealed her ordeal to the Senior-Women-Teacher, who alerted the School-Head-Teacher and the matter was reported to Mukono police. The victim was immediately put on post-rape treatment. The DNA samples that were recovered from the suspects car, a Toyota Wish, registration number UBA 349Z, matched with the samples found on the body of the victim.

Police Spokesman Fred Enanga told the media in Kampala on Monday that the CID will continue to work with crime intelligence and other law enforcement partners to locate the suspect and bring closure to the alleged heinous crime.

“We appeal to the public that if you have any information regarding the investigation or believe you may have been victimised, please reach out to the CID Headquarters, KMP Headquarters or call the NOCC on 0776999136,” said Enanga.

According to Enanga, such incidents of sexual abuse against vulnerable, disabled female victims clearly reveal the dangers they face in the community.

“We shall ensure the suspect is traced and held accountable for the heinous crime,” Enanga added.

Credit: Chimpreports.

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