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Nov 13, 2019

Alfonso Mario Ayuso Sentenced to 6 Months for Sexual Assault Conviction

Alfonso Mario Ayuso

Shopkeeper Alfonso Mario Ayuso, who was found guilty of sexual assault against a female minor, was sentenced to six months behind bars.  Prior to his sentencing, Ayuso begged the court for leniency saying that he is diabetic and has cataract on the eyes. His attorney, Anthony Sylvestre also asked the court not to impose a custodial sentence given his medical condition. But Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford imposed a custodial sentence since he abused his position of trust as a shopkeeper. The incident for which he was sent to prison occurred in July 2017, when a female minor visited Ayuso’s store, Aisha’s Deli located on First Street in Belize City. The child went to make a purchase and that was when Ayuso held her hand and kissed it. He also asked the child to kiss him and that was when she dashed out of the store.


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