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Nov 21, 2022

A Policeman in Corozal is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Minor  

Chester Williams

In the north, another law enforcement officer is being investigated, following allegations being made against him that he sexually abused a female minor in Corozal District.  According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, the Commander of the Professional Standards Branch has been tasked with looking into the matter.  What the ComPol may not have been aware of prior to today, is that there are also allegations that the officer in question may be attempting to pervert the course of the investigation by trying to get the victim and her family to retract their claim against him.  All of this, while there hasn’t been a formal report made against the policeman.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“I don’t know where that could be coming from.  I know that, yes, there is such accusation and my instruction to Commander PSB, as well as the Officer Commanding Corozal is to make sure that we do all the necessary investigation to ascertain if in fact the allegations are true.  I am not going to say that it is not true because I was not there, and when it comes to incidents that involves abuse against women or children, I would never, ever countenance such behavior.  From what I was briefed, subsequent to my instructions, is that there were many inconsistencies and they were reluctant on the part of the complainant to give certain information.  I will check again today to see if there has been any progress with the investigation.  I trust and hope that what you are saying is not true, because if in fact there is pressure from any police to the family for them to back off, that I will not tolerate.  That certainly is tantamount to perverting the course justice or tampering with a witness.  It‘s a criminal offense and police officers should know that.  Like I said, I will check with Commander PSB to see where we are with that matter and perhaps at the next briefing, I can provide an update to you.”

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