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Ugunja police probing alleged minor defilement

NYANZA
By Isaiah Gwengi | March 10th 2020

Police in Ugunja Sub-county have launched investigations into the alleged defilement of a 14-year-old girl by a health worker at a private hospital. 

According to the girl’s father, his daughter who is a class seven pupil, had gone to seek treatment at Home Ground Hospital in Ugunja town where she was allegedly defiled by a health worker identified as Allan.

The distraught father told The Standard that his daughter went to the hospital on February 29 and was admitted before the health worker moved in the following day and molested her sexually.

According to the minor, the suspect allegedly went into the room where she was admitted on Sunday, March 1 and touched her private parts indecently under the disguise of testing her temperature.

“After touching me, he left then returned the following day and inserted two fingers into my genitals” she narrated.        

The matter has since been reported at Ugunja Police Station and subsequently to the office of the sub-county Director of children affairs Ms Eunice Atieno, who said that her office is currently working with the police in the investigations.

When contacted for comment, the Director of Home Ground Hospital Victor Odhuno accused the girl’s family of tainting the image of his health facility.

“The matter is already being investigated by police and I cannot, therefore, talk about it or even explain the whereabouts of my staff who is alleged to have committed the offense,” said Odhuno. 

The minor, who allegedly sustained injuries in her genitals, is currently nursing injuries at home after her parents were forced to remove her from the health facility due to the heinous act.

Officers who are handling the case said they will apprehend and prosecute the suspect once they are through with investigations.

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