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Police and his Girlfriend charged with wounding of his daughter Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

A police officer and his girlfriend are out on bail after they were separately charged with the offence of wounding in connection to the alleged beating of the police officer’s 6-year-old child.

They are PC Tony Gamboa, 31-year-old; Aricia Gentle, a 23-year-old sales representative, both of Hattieville. PC Gamboa and Gentle were taken to court on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to be arraigned before Magistrate Michelle Trapp.

The police officer was read a single charge of harm upon his 6-year-old daughter. The allegations are that sometime in the month of November 2017, he intentionally and unlawfully caused a wound to the child. Gentle was read a single charge of wounding.  The allegations are that on December 3, 2017, she intentionally and unlawfully caused a wound to Gamboa’s 6-year-old daughter

In court where they were both unrepresented, they pleaded not guilty to their charges. Prosecutor in the case, Cpl Kennard Clark, had no objections to bail but asked that conditions be placed on both defendants as there is a care order application that has been filed by the Human Services Department against both defendants. They were scheduled to appear at the Belize Family Court on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and the prosecutor wanted to ensure that they would show up.

Magistrate Trapp granted them each bail in the sum of $4,000 plus one surety of the same. They were both ordered to not contact or interfere with the victim or any of her family members or any prosecution witnesses. They are both also to appear at the Belize Family Court for a care order.

The incident was first detected by authorities of the school she is attending who later informed the police.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:34