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Jan 2, 2014

Careful investigation ongoing on rape case in the West

Reymundo Reyes

News Five has been following the investigation into a rape which occurred in the early hours of Boxing Day. A teenager alleges that she was held down by two persons who had accompanied her to the Princess Casino, while a third person raped her. In her statement to police, two persons were named by the victim, one of them the son of a prominent U.D.P. politician in Cayo. There have been no arrests in the matter, though three persons have been detained and questioned. Today, Deputy Commander of the San Ignacio Police Formation Inspector Reymundo Reyes told News Five that the investigation is ongoing, but they are proceeding carefully.

 

Inspector Reymundo Reyes, Deputy O.C., San Ignacio

“Based on that said report, as I have mentioned before, we had three persons in custody. They were interviews and statements were recorded from them. Of recent we have gotten in contact with the management from the Princess Casino to see if they could have assisted us with surveillance footage of the people who were customers in their establishment. At this moment we can say that we have obtained the video clips. They are being placed on CDs so that we can forward to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. The investigation still continues. We have to really study the surveillance we have received to see if we can locate two additional persons for questioning.”

 

Reporter

“Now in terms of what has been seen on the surveillance footage so far…the persons who have been named – does it free them from suspicion?”

 

Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“We still have to be very careful while viewing the surveillance camera. Two out of the three persons we can say were apparently still inside the establishment when the alleged rape happened. So we only have one more person to see if his alibi is consistent with what he was saying in his statement.”

 

Reporter

“There are some persons who might say that when an allegation of rape is made the Police act swiftly and arrest the person or persons against who the allegation was made. That hasn’t happened in this case…any reason for that?”

 

Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“The reason is that if a swift arrest is made there and then it is because we have sufficient evidence against the person who is being accused of the crime. At this moment we do not have that amount of evidence that we can arrest John Doe or anybody whose name has been called in the investigation.”

 

A medical examination has confirmed that the victim was carnally known. Specimens have been taken from all persons, and will be sent for analysis based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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6 Responses for “Careful investigation ongoing on rape case in the West”

  1. Marie says:

    Name the politician

  2. Belize says:

    Reporter

    “There are some persons who might say that when an allegation of rape is made the Police act swiftly and arrest the person or persons against who the allegation was made. That hasn’t happened in this case…any reason for that?”

    Let me answer that for you:

    one of them the son of a prominent U.D.P. politician in Cayo.

    Let’s see Prominent UDP in Cayo…

    Salva, Erwin, Penner, Saldivar, Witz … Did I miss anyone?

    Now you know this will more than likely go away like the killing of that father on the Western Highway by Vega’s nephew.

  3. Belizean says:

    very careful investigation because a UDP politician’s family is involved! are they immune to crime investigation? mein where will we finish in Belize. If it were an ordinary Belizean they would have beaten him up by now and force him to accept guilt!

  4. Belizean Activist says:

    Belizean that is so true. and Marie the name of that ‘prominent politician’ would be Dean Williams.

  5. Belizean Activist says:

    Belizean that is so true! and so despicable. and Marie the name of that ‘prominent politician’ would be Dean Williams.

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