Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Trials » John Baptist, accused of abusing minor, fails to appear in court
Apr 18, 2013

John Baptist, accused of abusing minor, fails to appear in court

John Baptist

The trial of a Belize City man for sexually abusing a young girl had to be put on hold because the accused failed to return to court. John Baptist’s trial got underway last week in the Supreme Court and continued throughout the week, but earlier this week Baptist was a no show. He is accused of abusing a young girl several times between 2003 and 2010. The alleged victim is now a teenager; she took the stand and gave riveting testimony of the ugly crime committed against her which began when she was six years old. She told the court that Baptist would abuse her mostly at nights and when it was dark. He first touched her inappropriately and on another occasions, fondled and performed oral sex on her, but she did not speak of it because he had threatened to hurt her. Baptist had been advised that his case would be coming to an end and as such he would have to address the jury but he has not return to court. That prompted the judge to issue a warrant for his immediate arrest. Baptist had secured bail from the Supreme Court after he was arraigned for carnal knowledge and aggravated assault and of an indecent nature.

Be Sociable, Share!


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

3 Responses for “John Baptist, accused of abusing minor, fails to appear in court”

  1. marco says:

    They should stop offering bail to people that commit the heinous crimes. Sad all these nonsense is occurring within our legal system, it seems to favor more the criminals that victims.

  2. Storm says:

    Some softminded judge let the pervert have bail, now he is free to do as he pleases to the girls of the Jewel. All parents should look out for this rodent and hunt him if they see him.

    If caught, no more bail for any excuse. If convicted, off with his cojones!

  3. eda says:

    Now this is what I to not understand. This flipping idiot, rapist, child molested is out on bail but that man back in the news, whose girlfriend made it look like she was in d bed… yeah that one whose mom came checking on her and found her at the man’s house. He was sent to jail . I know that he should have known better Bc she is CONDIDERED a minor but she was up to it. Something is wrong here.

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA Image
*