Cop accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

serano.jpg - 32.32 KbSan Pedro police officer Kyle Hubert Serrano, 26, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 13-year-old girl.

The child reported that Serrano sucked her breast on November 27, 2015. She alleges that he sucked her breast again on November 30 and on December 3 he took his penis and rubbed it on her body. Serano was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault upon a minor under the age of 14.

The accused cop was unrepresented when he was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Thursday, December 31. Serrano pleaded not guilty to the charges. Though the sexual assault charges he is being accused of are bailable offenses, the prosecutor had strong objections to bail. Prosecutor Pitts told the court that he was concerned for the minor’s safety since Serrano may try to interfere with the victim. When asked why he should be granted bail, Serrano asked the Senior Magistrate to take into consideration the fact that he is considered to be innocent until proven otherwise. He said that he has been a humble and hard working officer on the island up until the allegations surfaced against him.

Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser upheld the prosecutor’s objection and denied bail to Serrano. She said it was for his own safety so trouble can be avoided on the island. Serrano has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison until January 26, 2016.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016 13:48