End of Missionary work, Justice for Young Ugandan Girl

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A 44-year old Eric Tuininga of Milledgeville, has pleaded guilty, in a federal court in Mason. It was on Wednesday when Tuininga was arraigned before the court that he pleaded guilty of sexually assaulting a young ugandan girl.

Tuininga, was a missionary and one of the ministers of a US-based Orthodox Presbyterian Church located in Mbale, Uganda.

However, Tuininga was alleged to be subjecting young Ugandan girls, who were placed under his care, to illicit sexual conduct and emotional abuse.

An American citizen  was said to have given the U.S embassy in Kampala, Uganda, some information on the unfortunate development in June 2019. His misconduct was also reported by other Orthodox Presbyterian missionaries working in Uganda.

This was followed up, as the accused appeared in court, and on Wednesday, Tuininga admitted to the allegations made against him, and has been put behind bars. The court case has been adjourned to May 3, when his jail terms will be meted out. He would likely go in for up to 30 years in prison, with supervision. Except that federal defendants get sentences that are far less than the maximum possible sentence.

“We are all deeply grieved over this, he has brought shame on the name of our saviour Jesus Christ”, said Bube, in a telephone interview he granted.

Mark Bube, is the general secretary of the denomination’s committee of foreign missions.

Bube informed that Eric Tuininga had joined the Church from a separate affiliated denomination in Oregon. And his record showed he was already into ministry work.

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