Cayo Girl Raped Under Influence of Drugs
There is a disturbing report of a fifteen year old girl from Succotz Village, Cayo District, who claims she was raped on Valentine’s Day. The horrible incident reportedly occurred at a house located on Riverside Street, Benque Viejo. According to the minor, around ten a.m. that day, she was along with two men drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. She recalls feeling dizzy shortly after and then lost consciousness. She woke up nine hours later when she was being raped by another man. The fifteen year old was taken to a doctor who certified that she had been carnally known. News Five spoke with Media Officer Fitzroy Yearwood who says that the police and the Human Services Departments are investigating.
Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Media Officer, Belize Police Department
“A report was made by a fifteen year old. She is saying that on Valentine’s Day, she was in the company of two men—she didn’t indicate their age range—sometime around ten a.m., in a house in Benque Viejo. She is saying that they were drinking and smoking cannabis and after taking her first drink, she felt dizzy. When she woke up again, it was like seven-thirty in the evening when she was awoken by someone, another man but not of the two that she was originally with. And she is saying that she was carnally known; doctor has certified since that yes, she was carnally known. So we are looking for these two people; she has somewhat described them to investigators and we will see what we can do from there. A fifteen year old should be in school. I don’t know if she attends school or she just was truant on that day.”
“In that case, has police followed up with the parents?”
Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood
“I must assure you that both Human Services Department and the Police Department are doing a joint investigation into this matter because like I said, she is a minor and we need accountability as to why the parents weren’t informed about her whereabouts at that time.”