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Feb 6, 2017

Jamaican Charged with Raping Ladyville Woman

Andre Knight

A twenty-five-year-old woman of the Ladyville area was raped and police have arrested and charged a Jamaican national for the alleged crime. Today, twenty-year-old Andre Knight was taken before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on single charge of rape. At the arraignment, Prosecutor, Inspector Egbert Castillo, who is aware of the mental state of the accused man asked the court to first allow a psychiatric evaluation before they could proceed with the matter. Chief Magistrate Smith agreed and Knight was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until the evaluation is held to determine his state of mind. The case was adjourned to February twentieth when the evaluation is expected to have concluded and a PI is set for April twenty-eighth. The alleged rape is said to have occurred at about two in the morning of February third, 2017.  Reports are that the victim exited a bar in the Ladyville area. She was attacked by Knight who dragged her into a bushy area and raped her near the bus stop.

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