Uganda charges US parents over torture of foster son

Kampala – Ugandan authorities have charged two US foster parents with committing “aggravated torture” against their 10-year-old son, police said on Tuesday. The couple, both 32 years old, were charged on Friday and remanded to Luzira Prison, a maximum security facility on the outskirts of the capital Kampala, police said in a statement. The charges allege that the couple “constantly... Read more → The post Uganda charges US parents over torture of foster son appeared first on African Insider.

Uganda charges US parents over torture of foster son

Kampala – Ugandan authorities have charged two US foster parents with committing “aggravated torture” against their 10-year-old son, police said on Tuesday.

The couple, both 32 years old, were charged on Friday and remanded to Luzira Prison, a maximum security facility on the outskirts of the capital Kampala, police said in a statement.

The charges allege that the couple “constantly tortured” the boy between 2020 and 2022, with neighbours sounding the alarm for the child who attended a school for children with special needs in Kampala.


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When police raided the house, they found CCTV evidence showing that the child was forced to squat in an “awkward position”, served only cold food and made to sleep on a “wooden platform, without a mattress or bedding,” the statement said.

The boy was one of three children fostered by the couple, who arrived in the East African country in 2017 to volunteer at a US-based non-profit in the town of Jinja before moving to Naguru, an upmarket Kampala suburb, to work at a start-up.

International adoptions have sparked controversy in Uganda. In 2020, the US government filed criminal charges and imposed economic sanctions against a US-based adoption ring that placed Ugandan children who were not orphans with families in the United States.

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