Bomba farmer on remand for sexual assault upon a minor Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

A Bomba resident and farmer is behind bars after he was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on two counts of sexual assault upon an 11-year-old student of Northern Belize. He is 40-year-old Jorge Cerraras. Cerraras was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser for the two sex related offenses. He was unrepresented in court where he pleaded not guilty to both offenses.

Allegations are that on two separate occasions in June 2017, he inappropriately touched the minor. The child made a police report in the presence of her mother. She said that on June 15, 2017 she went to a shop in Bomba and upon returning home, she passed the home of Cerraras. As she was passing, Cerraras, someone she knew, called her inside the house. Inside the house, she was called into his bedroom where he took off her clothes and began to touch her inappropriately.

On the second occasion on June 19, 2017, she was again called inside the house and undressed. He began to have sexual intercourse with her and when she told him that he was hurting her, he stopped and made her go home.

Cerraras was denied bail and remanded into custody. He is due back in court until September 26, 2017.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 July 2017 13:51