A grandfather and a stepfather accused of carnal knowledge
There are disturbing allegations of sexual assault coming out of Mahogany Heights tonight where a fifty-one year old grandfather and a stepfather have been accused of carnally knowing a minor. According to the relatives of an eleven year old girl, both men were having intercourse with the child during the past year. The alleged sexual offenders were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer this evening where they were charged for separate crimes. The child’s grandfather, who appeared unrepresented, was brought before the court to face charges of incest, while her forty-one year old stepfather was charged for carnal knowledge. During the reading of the charges the elderly man inquired about the definition of the term incest. When he was given a definition the fifty-one year old vehemently denied having sex with his granddaughter. Instead he argued that the entire report was a fabrication since the child is not allowed to have her way when she visits his home. It is further alleged that the child’s stepfather, a bus driver also fromMahoganyHeights, slept with her as recent as last month. He contends that he is also being framed by the girl, who is reportedly known for keeping male company in his absence. No plea was taken from the men who were both remanded to the Belize Central Prison until September thirteenth.