Lyndon Flowers on remand for rape of minor Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

A San Pedro man is on remand after he was accused of raping a 14-year-old minor. He has been identified as Lyndon Dean Flowers. Flowers appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza where he was represented by attorney Oscar Selgado. He was read a single count of rape of a child and no plea was taken from him.

The allegations are that on July 3, 2017, a 14-year-old girl was carnally known by Flowers and was subsequently threatened not to tell anyone. Fearing for her life, it was not until recently that the minor shared the news of her ordeal. Telling her mother led to the arrest of Flowers.

While bail could have been granted to Flowers, prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Kennard Clark, objected to bail given that he knows the address of the victim and that she was threatened. On behalf of Flowers, attorney Selgado submitted that bail is a right and not a privilege, especially since his client is not considered a flight risk. Despite his defense, Magistrate Mendoza took into consideration the age of the victim and bail was denied. Flowers was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until October 27, 2017.