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Sep 6, 2019

Accused Kidnapper and Sexual Predator Out on Bail

Bartolo Shish stands accused of forcibly abducting a teenage minor and sexually assaulting her. The incident happened at the Welcome Center in San Ignacio where the fifteen-year-old girl was allegedly taken against her will and driven to Belize City on August twenty-third.  But it wasn’t until September third, ten days after the initial report was made against him, that Shish surrendered himself to San Ignacio police in the presence of his attorney.  On Tuesday, Shish was charged with one count of forcible abduction and two counts of sexual assault.  According to attorney Hurl Hamilton, Shish was granted bail this morning as well.


Hurl Hamilton, Attorney

“Mr. Shish also received bail this morning and he is to report to the San Ignacio Police Station every Friday of the week.  Similarly, he is not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and he is to return back to court on the seventh of November.”


Isani Cayetano

“This matter happened several weeks ago, I understand he turned himself in your presence.  Can you explain to us how this came to be and what happened there?”


Hurl Hamilton

Hurl Hamilton

“The matter allegedly happened several weeks ago and Mr. Shish was not aware that the police had interest in him until about a couple of days, around the first or second of September I was contacted.  He indicated to me that he wanted to hand himself in to the police station because he heard that they had some interest in him.  I indicated to him that on the third of September would have been a good day for us to go in and we did go in and he was charged with forcible abduction and sexual assault.”

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