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Sep 24, 2012

Disturbing rapes in the south

Fitzroy Yearwood

There is disturbing news tonight that four women were allegedly raped in Belmopan and Punta Gorda. In the two incidents down south, the victims claim they were unconscious when they were sexually abused. First, a thirty-five year old Hopeville resident reported that on September twenty-first she agreed to accompany mechanic, John Matura, to check on a friend who was involved in an accident, but on the way he gave her something to drink and she passed out. She woke up the following morning and realized she had been raped and robbed. The second victim is a fourteen year girl, who says she passed out at around one o’clock on Saturday morning while socializing with two male friends. She woke up without her underwear and realized she had been raped. Police say it has been confirmed that the minor had been carnally known.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“We had a rape reported by a fourteen year old female where she said that on the twenty-second of September she was at the Venancia Petillo Park on Front Street in Punta Gorda in the company of Augustino Shal and two other male persons. She said that around one a.m., she lost consciousness and when she arrived home, she realized that she did not have on her tights nor underwear and believes that she was sexually assaulted. The minor was taken to the Punta Gorda Town Hospital where a doctor certified that she was recently carnally known and we continue to investigate this and we are looking for Augustino Shal who we believe can shed some light into this investigation for us. We had another rape reported by a thirty-five year old female; this is in Hopeville Area also in Toledo. She is saying that on the twenty-first of September about eight p.m., she went to Matura Mechanic Shop to sell bread. About ten minutes later she left the mechanic shop along with John Matura en route to Scotia Bank. However, she is saying that whilst on her way, she agreed to go with him to Forest Home to his friends who were involved in an accident because Matura is a mechanic. She is saying that whilst on the way, she was given some water by Matura which caused her to get dizzy and she passed out. On the twenty-second September about eleven-thirty a.m., she is saying that she woke up a realize that she was involved in sexual intercourse of course and she was informed by one Keiron Molina that she was taken there to her house by one Mex Castro and she was completely naked at the time.”

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6 Responses for “Disturbing rapes in the south”

  1. Storm says:

    Rape usually leaves indisputable DNA evidence. Hopefully these cases will be open and shut.

    And convicted rapists need to be castrated as part of their sentence. It’s the only way to protect more women from their violence in the future.

  2. sweet lily says:

    It is disturbing. I do agree with storm 100%. Castrate them.
    Punish the girl as well, what was she doing in the park at that time? fourteen year old in the park? where was mom? dad? With the rising crime situation, you cant even sleep with your windows open muchless be in the park so late.

  3. Mick says:

    The Min of Health and the Police Department need to put out a release and educate the ladies about the date rape drug. That seems to be the situation here, given a little of what I have read! Everyone should be educated really, in this regard. Including customs as they may need to look for this drug as it may be imported!

  4. sweet lily says:

    It is disturbing. I do agree with storm 100%. Castrate them.
    Punish the girl as well, what was she doing in the park at that time? fourteen year old in the park? where was mom? dad?

  5. Rod says:

    According to the udp lovers that come on here it’s the victims fault not the rapist not this gov fault. Not this pm fault it’s the victims fault hip hip hurray fu judas.what a wonderful job you doing judas hope one of your family members are not raped just resign resign you are killing this country from the inside out.

  6. BMNJ says:

    Why was a 14 yr old allowed to be on the street 1am in the morning? Where were the parents? Did they (the parents) realize that their baby wasn’t at home sleeping?

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