Police in Masindi are holding a 25-year-old man accused of defiling three children aged between two and four years.
The suspect, who has only been identified as Aleka, is said to have raped the three minors in his house in Kibamba trading center in Pakanyi Sub County on Sunday.
The minors were rescued by some residents who heard them screaming for help.
Aleka fled into hiding but was tracked down and apprehended by residents who thumped him into a coma. He was rescued by police and taken to Masindi Central Police Station.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says the suspect says the suspect will appear in court on charges of aggravated defilement contrary to section 129 (3) and (4) (c) of the Penal Code act.
Aggravated defilement attracts the maximum penalty of death upon successful conviction.
Muhamudu Kyamanywa, the Pakanyi LC-V councilor condemned the incident and cautioned parents to keep a keen eye on their children.
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