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Jan 24, 2012

Allegations of soldier raping Guatemalans

There is a disturbing report coming from Punta Gorda and it could mean big trouble for Belize Defence Force soldiers and police officers. An investigation of sexual abuse is underway and today police were deployed to the Jalacte area where the incident reportedly took place. On Monday, a twenty-three year old Honduran national reported to Punta Gorda Police that between January fourteenth and fifteenth, she came into Belize from Santa Cruz Village in Guatemala, along with two Guatemalan friends. The woman claims that they were detained in the area of Jalacte by four men who they believe are B.D.F. soldiers and police. According to the woman, the officers attempted to extort money from her for her release. When she could not deliver, she was allegedly forced to perform oral and sexual intercourse with the four men. The other two women managed to escape and returned to Guatemala. It’s a serious allegation against the security forces, which the police have teamed up with Human Services officials in Punta Gorda to investigate.

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5 Responses for “Allegations of soldier raping Guatemalans”

  1. Storm says:

    I hope it is not true, but with sex crimes, there usually is irrefutable biological evidence.

    If true, the soldiers must be prosecuted fully.

    If false, the accuser should be prosecuted and serve a prison sentence before being deported.

    I hope DPP, BDF, and the police are up to the task of completing a competent investigation.

  2. concerned says:

    This is ridiculous dont tell me the BDF now turn savages from staying in the jungles too long. They put that woman’s health at risk God knows what infections or diseases they have. I hope this is investigated thoroughly!

  3. candy says:

    this is something that have become very popular between countries with disagreement. they tend to offend, rape, criminalize and others just because their countries are in some disagreements. Here in belize’ if you are central american or ” guatemalan” ” SPANISH” as some people referred to foreigners you are crimial. The person is treated as criminal or worst; HATE. Belizeans we need to be more civilized, the problem is between the two governments and not us. why do harm to someone that don’t have the fault of what’s happening? About BDF doing this offence, i do believe its true, i have seen them not respecting outsiders( not american nor British) especially ” spanish. we are all humans and lets respect each other. we never know when we might need the help of the least expected

  4. estelita Canti says:

    this is totally a lie .. I don’t want to discriminate Honduranians, but more or less here we considered them as the most liars.. I hope this case can be solved and that women apologize for insulting the BDF>>> perhaps she did this accusation because she was detained by the soldiers. but , they were just doing thier job. and that is why that an immigration service is needed in Jalacte so to aviod such problems .. that are making our soldiers look bad,which is unacceptable …. if you want more info.. i am willing to provide it.

  5. ANDRES says:

    PEOPLE TALK, AND ESPECIALLY PEOPLE FROM GUATEMALANS……..pee wee immigrants.. wants to weaken the security forces and police, custom patrols at the border,,, so that , illegal immigrants can freely come in…it hapens all the time.. yes they might have been detained but make sense out of none sense,, two escape and one rape and four soldiers were present….
    if you can read and analyze.. it would be simple . .. being detained is normal proceedure, but to illegal immigrants , she mite have the wrong mentality of soldiers..and wanted to come into belize .so she came up with the idea of being raped to make the headlines and make the security forces look bad.. ………….wake up belizeans…guatemalans,, salvadorans, hundorans….are all in belize illegallyyyyyyyy………….so if you want more infor i am willing to provide too………….

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