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Apr 4, 2016

Lorenzo Garbutt on Remand for Alleged Rape of Minor

Lorenzo Garbutt

Another case of sexual assault was before the Chief Magistrate today. Twenty-six-year old Lorenzo Garbutt is accused of raping a minor four times in the period between March twenty-fifth, 2015 and March thirtieth, 2016. Tonight the fisherman, a resident of Faber’s Road, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison, for four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse of the fourteen year old minor. Garbutt is also serving a three-month jail time after he pleaded guilty to one point two grams of cannabis which police say they found on his bed during their investigations.  No plea was taken in respect of the rape charges, but Garbutt was fined one hundred dollars for the marijuana.  Since he is on remand, Garbutt will serve his fine in time.   Court records also showed that he owes the court one hundred dollars for a conviction back in August 2014, but Garbutt says he has served time for that.  The minor is alleging that Garbutt raped her at his apartment on four occasions. He tried to get off the charge by suggesting that the minor did not want to proceed against him, but that was flatly rejected by the Chief Magistrate. His next court date is in May.

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