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Denied bail for sexual assault case against a 9-year-old Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

A 31-year-old Belize City resident, Orlando Fisher, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was denied bail for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on two separate occasions. Fisher appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 where he was read two sexual assault charges against the minor.

The allegations are that on October 17, 2017, he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old child with his finger. On a previous occasion on June 29, 2016, he touched the child on her private part.

In court, no plea was taken from Fisher since it is not certain whether or not the matter will be dealt with summarily or on indictment.

Fisher was denied bail in the first instance and the court record showed that he owes the court $610.00 for two previous convictions of possession of a controlled drug which he failed to pay. In default, he has to serve 6 months 2 weeks imprisonment.