Police arrests teacher for defiling a student

Mugiraneza is suspected of defiling a 16 year old school girl (Photo: RNP Media Center)

Police in Ngoma district has arrested a Primary School teacher, identified as Olivier Mugiraneza, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old pupil.

Mugiraneza is a teacher at Mutenderi Primary School, Mutenderi sector.  He is currently detained at Mutenderi Police Post for further investigation, but denies the allegation.

The girl is at Kibungo Hospital where she is currently being attended to by doctors.

If found guilty, the suspect is likely to face a life imprisonment with special provisions under article 192 of the penal code which stipulates that, if child defilement is committed by his/her parent or guardian, a representative of the administrative authority, a representative of the religious authority, a security officer, a medical professional, a teacher, a trainee or any person who have abused his/her position or authority over a child, the offender shall be liable to life imprisonment with special provisions and a fine of Rwf 100,000 to Rwf 500,000.

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