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65-year-old Guatemalan man is charged with sexual assault of a 6-year-old Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:00

65-year-old Guatemalan man is charged with sexual assault of a 6-year-oldevi Figueroa, a 65-year-old Guatemalan man of a Burrell Boom address, was remanded to prison on Friday, June 2, 2017 after being accused of touching a 6-year-old child inappropriately. He was unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and was read a single charge of sexual assault upon a child. The incident is said to have occurred on April 30, 2017 in Belize City.

In court, Figueroa pleaded not guilty but prosecutor Inspector Egbert Castillo objected to bail being granted due to the heinous nature of the offense and the age of the victim. As a result, Figueroa was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until September 18, 2017.