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Sep 30, 2008

Belize City man charged with incest

A thirty-five year old driver of Belize City was charged with incest today and is behind bars for allegedly impregnating his thirteen year old daughter. The man, a naturalized Belizean, originally from Mexico, said in Court that he has been living in Belize for the past seventeen years. Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie explained to him that no bail could be offered because of the severity of the offence and he was remanded in custody until October thirty-first. The incident occurred during the month of May, 2008. The young girl is a primary school student who was examined and certified five months pregnant.

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