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Jul 24, 2017

Teenager Fights Off Would-Be Rapist in Santa Familia

Daniel Iche

A teenage minor of Santa Familia Village was sexually assaulted over the weekend by someone who broke into her home on Saturday morning.  The thirteen-year-old-girl had just got home, only to discover that the front door was ajar.  When she entered the residence, she was immediately grabbed from behind by an intruder who attempted to rape her.  A struggle ensued during which she was able to recognize her attacker.  That individual was later identified as twenty-six-year-old Arsenio Cano who has since been arrested and charged by San Ignacio police.  Assistant Superintendent Daniel Iche spoke of the incident earlier today.


ASP Daniel Iche, Deputy O.C., San Ignacio Police

“A thirteen-year-old female of Santa Familia Village reported that on Saturday, July fifteenth at about 11:40 a.m., she arrived home, she found the door open and she went inside and was grabbed on her arm from behind by someone.  She began to wrestle with the person and she recognized the male person to be one Arsenio Cano and during the struggle with Cano he apparently pulled down her pants and touched her inappropriately.  An investigation was carried out and Arsenio Cano, twenty-six-year-old Belizean laborer of Santa Familia Village was subsequently charged for the offenses of burglary, attempt rape and sexual assault.”


Elsewhere in the Cayo District, a sixteen-year-old student of Succotz Village was also raped on July twenty-first by a Hispanic male whom she caught a ride with on a motorcycle.  At about a quarter to six on Friday evening, the young lady caught a ride with someone who was traveling along the Benque Viejo Road.  He reportedly took her to another area where he forcibly had intercourse with her against her will.  Police are investigating.

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1 Response for “Teenager Fights Off Would-Be Rapist in Santa Familia”

  1. Marwaione says:

    So sad, if you don’t have money for bus, DON’T travel far from home. Don’t take rides from anyone. You might be lucky to be alive.5

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