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German national denied bail

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By Henry Lubuulwa & Gertrude Mutyaba

Posted  Friday, December 20   2013 at  02:00

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Christmas in prison. Mr Glanser will spend the Christmas season in prison.

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Masaka- Mr Berry Glanser, a German national accused of sexually abusing minors under his care will have to stay in prison till January 7 when he will reappear in court for the hearing of his case.

On Wednesday the High Court in Masaka denied Mr Glanser bail, however his lawyer, Mr Patrick Kasumba wondered why his client had been committed to court before processing his file.

Mr Glanser’s lawyer had asked court to release the suspect on bail due to poor health.

Earlier, Ms Innocent Aleto, the state prosecutor, had told court that she could not testify against Mr Glanser since his file was still being held by Kalangala District police authorities.

However, Mr Francis Oluga, the deputy commander of special investigations unit attached to Kireka Police Station, told the Daily Monitor that the Force could not release the file within the next two weeks as it was still conducting investigations.

Mr Glanser, 62, was arrested early this month in Kalangala District where he operated a rehabilitation centre for sexually abused girls.

The home, Ssese Island Sexual Health and Psycho-social Care Center, according to authorities was being used by Mr Glanser to sexually abuse children, sleeping with groups of them in turns.

After police had mounted a search, it discovered a number of sexual objects, including artificial male organs and virginal vaseline among other items.
Police have since been questioning 19 of the girls in Kampala to gather more information about the case.

According to police, seven of the girls have since been returned to their homes but 12 are yet to be returned.

Meanwhile, the German Embassy in Kampala is keenly following the events regarding the two German nationals that have been arrested and imprisoned in Kalangala District.

Mr Dikar Whitman, the former proprietor of Hornbill Camping Site in Kalagala Town Council had his business demolished and was arrested on charges of criminal trespass, land grabbing and conducting business in the country without an authorised working permit.

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