John Cus, alleged rapist, out on Supreme Court bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00

On February 2, 2018, a 25-year-old tourist on San Pedro reported to police that she was raped, allegedly by a man who had been giving her tours of the island. The victim, who frequents Belize, was asleep when she was awoken by an intruder. John Cus, a 37-year-old electrician of San Pedro, was accused of the crime.

Cus was arraigned in the Supreme Court on Friday, February 23, 2018 before Justice Herbert Lord where he was represented by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley. The DPP was represented by Crown Counsel Porsha Staine-Ferguson who had no objection to bail. As a result, Cus was offered bail in the sum of $8,000 plus one surety of the same.

Cus was ordered to report to the San Pedro Police Station on Mondays and Fridays effective Monday, February 26, 2018. He was instructed to attend all court dates as well as to not interfere with the virtual complainant or any prosecution witness. He is not to go within 100 yards of the complainant.

The victim, in a rape report, which was not made until February 15, 2018, said that she was awakened by a push and discovered that a man she knew was raping her. Cus was arrested on Monday, February 29, 2018 where he was charged with one count of rape. He appeared before Magistrate Janelle Villanueva in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded not guilty. Bail was denied.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:40