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Dec 21, 2012

Timely counseling for youth who was caught stealing

A fifteen year-old minor who was convicted in early December was sentenced to six months imprisonment at the Belize Youth Hostel facility. And while his mother thinks that he got a harsh sentence in comparison to his accomplice, the sentence in the view of the magistrate was one that justified his action. According to a social report handed in by a Social Worker of the Human Services Department, the minor in an interview, showed no remorse for his actions and told the social worker that he steals often. Magistrate Adolph Lucas also ordered that the minor gets counseling during his six month term at the facility and suggested that his mother be present.  The minor, along with twenty-three year old Evan Bruhier, was found guilty of robbing bus conductor, Oscar Dimas of his cell phone and bicycle back in June. Over the weekend, the minor managed to escape from the Belize Youth Hostel and was captured on Monday in the vicinity of the Youth Hostel. On Tuesday Bruhier was imposed a non-custodial sentence and fined three thousand dollars which he has to pay  by the end of March 2013 or he will serve three years in prison.

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