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Sep 7, 2012

U.S. sex offender convicted in U.S. of paying Belizean child for sexual favors

A seventy-two year old Wisconsin man, who was charged in 2010 and pleaded guilty in May of this year for sexually abusing a Belizean minor was today sentenced to five years in prison. At the end of that jail term, Roland Flath will also serve ten years of extended supervision. The charge against Flath, who is from Fond du Lac Country, was for traveling to a foreign country and engaging in sexual conduct with a minor. Flath’s arrest came after the maids at a Belize motel found a flash drive in his room that contained photos of him engaged in sexual relations with the young girl. The maids contacted the U.S. Embassy and police later searched Flath’s house in Copper Bank Village and seized more pictures. One of the girls in the photos later told police that she had visited Flath about three dozen times over three years, starting when she was only ten years old. She said that he would pay her to take photographs of her naked and they had sexual intercourse on numerous occasions. The girl said she did it because her family needed the money and she told her parents that Flath was paying her to clean his house. Flath moved to Belize in 2006 and lived here until 2011 when he was arrested across the border in Guatemala and extradited to the US. The case is part of a US initiative called Project Safe Childhood, which seeks to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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9 Responses for “U.S. sex offender convicted in U.S. of paying Belizean child for sexual favors”

  1. Storm says:

    Good for the US courts, they may protect our children better than our own courts.

    Flath is a good argument for the idea that child molesters can never be “cured,” and must be castrated to prevent them raping children. 72 years old and still going at it with children!

    Too bad about poverty in the Jewel that creates terrible opportunities for predators like this. If we didn’t let illegal immigrants take jobs here, we would have less poverty and fewer cases like this one.

  2. verymad says:

    I dont understand why he was arrested in Guatemala if he was arrested here in Belize. What I dont understand is why they let him go?. I guess the same thing happen to the other guy that abused the two boys in the same area. That guy its being in and out of jail even for the other crack (cocain). How many more boys did he abused sinse then?.

  3. Rod says:

    If I was this girls family I’d sue barrow and his gov. For incompetence for letting in all these criminals this is just neglect and pure incompetence since they have a data base and are still looking the other way for a few pieces of silver sue judas barrow.

  4. Liberty and Freedom says:

    That is one sick piece of human garbage. I have a better cure for his “sex addiction”. They need to get Dr. Sneeze to perform a dismemberment of his member (how is that for political correctness).
    I hope he becomes somebody’s girlfriend in an American jail.

  5. BMNJ says:

    Let’s see how good our justice system is with Bert Vasquez.

  6. beachman says:

    @Rod – why do you even mak effort to write a post? every one nos how you feel about PM. stop wasting my time wit ur repeat posts.

  7. Josephino Estroberto Pesomedio says:

    You are right Mr. Storm, but illegals get the BETTER jobs here because of corruption in our GOV from A to Z !!!

  8. Josephino Estroberto Pesomedio says:

    You are right Mr. Storm, but illegals get the BETTER jobs here because of corruption in our GOV from A to Z !!!
    For a fact the illegals have taken over the taxi services in the Cayo District. All because of a few dollars in corruption !!!
    Soon they will move to Belize City and to the airport. Corruption.

  9. Xtasy says:

    @beachman…..dont bother wasting your time addressing rod. Parrots only repeat what they hear. If an act of God happened rod would say sue the PM or find a way to blame him for that. Do as I do…..ignore his stupidity.

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