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Derrick Gabb committed to stand trial for rape of Canadian National Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

In April of 2018, a Belize City tour guide was accused of raping a Canadian woman during a social event. A little over a year later, that man, 47-year-old Derrick Gabb, was told that he would have to stand trial in the Supreme Court on the charge of rape. He appeared in court on Thursday, May 16, 2019 before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where his PI started without the presence of his attorney. During the PI, Sgt. Macedonio Sanchez submitted nine statements and documentary exhibits into evidence. The documents were accepted and that is when Gabb was told that he would have to stand trial for rape. His case was committed to the October session. Gabb informed the court that he did not have any alibi witnesses and was given seven days to submit a list of alibi witnesses to the court.

He was first arraigned on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for the offense of rape. Because of the indictable nature of the offense, no plea was taken and he was initially denied bail but later granted bail of $6,000. At his latest court appearance, he was again offered bail in the sum of $6,000 plus one surety of the same or two sureties of $3,000 each which he was able to meet.

The incident is alleged to have happened on April 5, 2018 while at Gabb’s apartment on Faber’s Road. The 30-year-old Canadian woman says she and her boyfriend slept over at Gabb’s and she woke to Gabb forcing himself on her. She says that all three of them were socializing and she blacked out and when she finally regained consciousness, she found Gabb raping her.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2019 14:33