Daniel Rios to stand trial for carnal knowledge of 9 year old girl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:00

Twenty seven year old Daniel Rios, who is accused of having sex with a 9 year old child remains in custody at the Belize Central Prison after a preliminary inquiry against him concluded and his case was committed for trial at the Supreme Court on Friday February 19.

Rios a resident of #276 Star Fish Crescent, Belama Phase 1 is accused of having sex with the 9 year old child on April 28, 2015.

His Preliminary Inquiry took place on Thursday April 18 before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith where there was no challenge to the police’s evidence. With that, Chief Magistrate Smith sent up the matter for trial at the Supreme Court in the April session. Prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Christopher Smith is relying on statements of as many as 9 persons including the minor and her mother who gave consent for her to be examined by a doctor. Other evidence the prosecutor is relying on is the doctor’s examination in the form of a report, and statements from several police witnesses along with documentary evidence in the form of the child’s birth certificate to show her age at the time, 9. There were also pictures of the crime scene which were presented as evidence.

Daniel Rios’ next court appearance will be in April when that session of the Supreme Court kicks off.