By Markson Omagor
11 out of the 21 persons arrested by police on Saturday participating in a sex party have been convicted on their own plea.
The Grade One Magistrate, Joan Aciro, of Kira Chief Magistrates’ Court convicted the group on Tuesday after they pleaded guilty.
They were charged and convicted on six counts of disobedience of lawful orders, negligent act likely to spread infection of disease, keeping a brothel, indecent practices, prostitution, and promoting trafficking in persons.
The offences attract maximum jail sentences of three and seven years’ imprisonment, respectively.
The convicts include, Suzan Akwir, 25, Phiona Nalubega, 27, Prossy Nabukenya alias Nakimera, 20, Esther Apio, 26, Christine Nsereko, 21, Edith Nakimbugwe, 22, and Mariam Nakalembe, 20.
Others are Ali Mugisha, 26, Sabra Achen, 23, Shakira Nanteza, 28, and Irene Namatovu, 28, majority sex workers.
On Saturday, Police busted the secret sex and drugs party packed with naked women and men.
According to Patrick Onyango, Police Spokesperson, the suspects were caught red handed in a locked private facility in Kireka, Kira Municipality in total disregard to Covid-19 containment rules.
“Towards midnight, the police was notified that the sex games had started and we swung in action,” Onyango said, adding that: “We got the participants red handed”.
Onyango said then that the suspects had been detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.
The facility was allegedly holding a sex party, promoted as “Be mine sex party” for which participants were charged UGX 50000 for VIP and UGX 30,000 for ordinary to attend and participate in group transnight sex.
Based on the quantities of illegal substances found at the scene, police also looked at bringing charges in relation to the distribution of illegal narcotics.
It is reported that criminal charges will be brought against at least some if not all of those involved.
The party organiser had promoted the party online.