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Jan 9, 2012

Will councilor be charged?

Willie Cruz

U.D.P. town councilor Willie Cruz remains the subject of a scandal involving the alleged rape of a teenager in the Corozal District on December twenty-ninth.  The father of the girl came forward last week accusing the politician of forcefully intoxicating and carnally knowing the sixteen year old after offering her a ride home.  Upon nearing Consejo Village, Cruz reportedly detoured and drove her through several back streets behind the Dreams Estate in the Finca Solana area where he forced her to drink with him until she became drunk.  During her state of unconsciousness Cruz allegedly had his way with her.  The young lady’s family has since refuted claims that she willfully socialized with Cruz.  According to her family the issue has become politicized because they believe that bribery is being used to keep the matter hush.  They further allege that on January second Cruz visited their residence where he reportedly offered scholarship and tuition incentives to keep the situation out of court.  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed today that they now have the file against Cruz.

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15 Responses for “Will councilor be charged?”

  1. Just Another G says:

    We are having a lot of problem in Corozal Town with local bars in residential areas playing loud music until 2, 3 or 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    Children are trying to sleep and these open air bars are blasting music and drunks breaking bottles on the street and cursing as loud as they can yell.
    The Chairlady of the Liquor Licence Board does not care and the Mayor has no interest in stopping the problem. Once they get a free drink or the white lady they turn a blind eye.
    Police? what Police? They are happy with a plate of food.
    What is happening is totally against the Liquor Licence LAWS of Belize.
    A Publican Special licence is only allowed to get an extension ONCE A MONTH for a function . It must be SOUNDPROOF building if loud music will be playing. Extensions can not exceed 2 hours of closing time. ID must be checked as many minors are drinking. The WHOLE TOWN of Corozal is kept awake EVERY WEEKEND by loud music.
    On top of this it is VERY UNFAIR for the only soundproof Nightclub in Corozal. The owner spent hundreds of thousands of dollars soundproofing his establishment and for his nightclub license and has to compete against open air NOT soundproofed sticks, wood and zink constructed Bars / Restaurants.
    Channel 5, Minister of Local Government, Mr Barrow, SOMEONE PLEASE ! ! !
    Look into this matter OUR CHILDREN, THE OLD AND SICK AND WE THE WORKERS NEED TO SLEEP.

  2. Storm says:

    No favours for Belizean aristocrats.

    Let a jury try him. If he’s guilty, castrate him, and protect the girls in the future.

  3. StandUP says:

    to Just Another, it’s important to mobilize the community against this foolishness. Go over their heads to the higher ups. Use a camera to record the noise and the time to prove to authorities OVER the ones who don’t want to enforce the law, that these people, the clubs, the leaders, etc. have blatant disregard for the law. We’ve had to do this before, get petitions signed by the people in the area, etc. mobilize a people movement for what’s right. Laws without consequences is simply “good advice,” not law.

  4. Earl Grey says:

    WHY ISN’T HE CHARGED YET????????????????????????? Explain….

  5. Chitown says:

    That girl knew exactly what she was doing she just got in over her head and was trying to be a woman. No one can force anyone to drink!

    Yeh I agree he did not exercise good judgement and he should pay the price but to say oh poor little girl is crap! She was not forced to go with him and neither was she held against her will. Remember a line form the song “wake up little Suzy…what we are going to tell your Ma what we are going to tell your Pa?” Of course she cannot remember because if she does she will no longer be able to use the excuse her family are claiming!

  6. rod says:

    this is all you get from this corrupt udp pm and gov. murders rapes etctec no kind law and order remember when you go to vote another 1000 murders another 1000 rapes another 5000 theafs another wave of guatemalans coming in illigally another 4000 africans coming in illigally another wave of haitians coming in so if this is what you want then i say vote barrow vote udp. vote barrow for lawlessness.

  7. Mosh says:

    Barrow and the UDP too bad for Belize…

  8. impartial says:

    two different crimes…agreed, but i wonder what would have happened if Curz had shot somebody and Bricenos Jr. had raped this girl… would both be in jail by now?? of course they would be.
    PM stop campaigning and show the country that your political allies arent above the law.

  9. MADDYVANDIJKDEREALISTO says:

    They hide behind their political status to commit crimes even against the children of Belize.

    Only Street justice can get you justice in Belize it seems.

  10. Highly Favoured says:

    This is crazy!! if this was a regular citizen he would have been locked up… Now , we know he’s innocent until proven guilty, as we also know teenage girls of this day and age and be misleading. Nonetheless as an adult he should have know better. His actions deserve a penalty, he was with a child, engaging in illegal drinking, keeping her out all nite, and seemingly had sexual relations with a child…. As a man an political figure he should not have place himself in such a predicament… Lock him up while the investigations is underway as u would any other citizen.

  11. alibaba says:

    charge his !@$$$$$$$$$,what is the police waiting for? they are as corrupt as the culprit and the UDP GOVERNMENT.

  12. islander says:

    THIS ONE IS POLITICAL… I hate to agree with ROD “cause he is an idiot” but this one is very much political…

    REMEMBER THE GUY THAT OPENED FIRE AT REESE RUDON? From Belize city? He was a city councilor too and the gun he used was not licensed in his name, so our current PM and the BZ city mayor protected him by talking about how they would hide the fact that the gun was illegal in his hands.

    Mr. PM by allowing this things to happen you are loosing credibility.

  13. Beliceno says:

    THis was the only councellor going for another re-election. I guess he felt he was on top of his game. Too bad he messed up. 5 years from now hell look back at how he once gave everything up for a chance with a young girl. Too bad but he has got to go.

  14. Corozal Town Resident says:

    Prosecute him now!

    I am not being bias. It’s not about being UDP or PUP. It’s about being human and having sense. I know the councilor very well, he lives in my neighborhood, and I am disappointed at his actions. This case has made me “wake up” and believe what had been shared to me a few years ago by a loved one. And I leave it there….

  15. Corozal Town Resident says:

    Prosecute him NOW!

    It’s not about being UDP or PUP. It’s about being human and having sense.

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