Just days after police raided Uganda Pride, officials have taken an 8-year-old girl into custody on suspicions of “lesbianism.”
Jinja Police Child Family Protection, based in the eastern part of the country, states that they apprehended the girl because she was seeking “romantic relationships” with other girls her age.
According to police, a neighbor spied on the young girl as she repeatedly “lured” friends to a farm near her house. Once there, the neighbor claims that she and her friends would engage in inappropriate behavior with one another.
The neighbor reported her findings to police who then took the girl in for questioning. In their investigation, they determined that she had not only been acting out her “lesbianism” on the farm with friends, but also with classmates at school.
Officials are now scrutinizing the adults in the girl’s life to see if they might have influenced her decision to engage in these “illicit relationships.”
Though the Ugandan government voted down a measure that would have made homosexuality punishable by death, current law still holds that anyone found engaging in sexual activities with members of the same sex could face life imprisonment.
h/t: Gay Star News