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Aug 18, 2011

Aggravated assault upgraded to attempted rape of 10 year old

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Forty-two year old Belize City resident, Dean Bennett, was charged with Aggravated Assault of an indecent nature one month ago and was remanded without bail. Allegations are that Bennett abducted a ten-year-old girl on June fourteenth and molested her. Today the charge against him was upgraded to Attempted Rape when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb McKenzie. Since Bennett is now facing an indictable offence, no plea was taken and the case will now go to a preliminary inquiry. The prosecutor objected to bail, citing the gravity of the upgraded charge, the strong possibility that the accused would not reappear in court as well as noting the tender age of the alleged victim. It was also noted that Bennett might interfere with the young girl and other witnesses, if granted bail. With that, Bennett was further remanded until October eighteenth, but he has the option of applying to the Supreme Court for bail.

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2 Responses for “Aggravated assault upgraded to attempted rape of 10 year old”

  1. BMNJ says:

    Give him a fair trial, convict him, surgically remove his ‘little brother’, & lock him up for at least 15 years. Fair enough?

  2. deedee says:

    BMNJ that is not fair enough, the only solution for this scumbag is a bullet to the back of the right ear. They cannot be rehabilitated or council, a pervert will always be A PERVERT. The only cure for them is Death, that way they won’t ever hurt or abuse another innocent child & you’re putting them out of their misery.

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