Teacher elopes with 16-year-old student after impregnating her

Teacher elopes with 16-year-old student after impregnating her

A Ugandan teacher, John Omondi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly impregnating and eloping with his 16-year-old student.

The 31-year-old suspect was arrested when concerned parents reported the case to Butaleja Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Stanley Bayole.

Police spokesman for Bukedi South Region, Moses Mugwe, who confirmed the arrest to a Ugandan local news outfit on Sunday said Omondi's offence amounted to aggravated defilement.

"We have arrested a teacher in a government-aided primary school on allegations of defiling, marrying and impregnating a pupil (names withheld because she's a minor).

"Both the suspect and the victim were found staying together," he said.

According to Bayole, the teacher is currently being detained at Butaleja central police station and will be charged with aggregated defilement when investigations are completed.

Police said the girl and the suspect will be subjected to medical examination as part of investigations.

The Resident District Commissioner, Bayole revealed the girl is two months pregnant and that the teacher had advised her to abort.

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