- An American couple has been accused with child trafficking in Uganda.
- They will have to face life in jail, if convicted.
- The couple reportedly mistreated and held a 10-year-old child in a cramped, frigid room without clothes.
An American couple has been accused with child trafficking in Uganda. If convicted, they face life in jail.
The couple reportedly mistreated and held a 10-year-old child in a cramped, frigid room without clothes, according to the charging document.
Mackenzie Leing Mathias Spencer and Nicholas Spencer in Kampala allegedly “recruited, transported, and maintained” the foster child “for exploitation.”
The pair was accused of keeping the youngster in a camera-equipped room to monitor his “stubbornness” and “hyperactivity.” A couple’s housekeeper called police.
The couple pled not guilty to the earlier accusation and will plead to the new charge in a higher court. They’re held.
Prosecution said couple was staying with three foster children, including boy. Police are caring for the other two youngsters.
The couple allegedly kept and used the youngsters to collect donations, said Kampala police spokesman Patrick Onyango.
The couple didn’t have work visas, so it’s unclear what they were doing in Uganda.
Onyango said foreigners can adopt in Uganda.
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