Gateman convicted of molesting a 5 year old girl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 July 2011 00:00

Enrique PandyEnrique Pandy, 34, also known as “Red Rat” was convicted in Magistrate’s Court for touching a 5-year-old child inappropriately in 2009.Pandy who was 33 at the time will have to spend the next 3 years behind bars.

The gateman for a bus line company in the Belize city was today convicted of a single charge of aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon a 5-year-old child. The incident occurred on June 1, 2009.
The verdict was handed down against him “in camera” before Magistrate Albert Hoare in Court #5 in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. In making his decision, Magistrate Hoare told Pandy that the evidence before the court to substantiate the charge was overwhelming against.

Pandy’s trial had concluded on Tuesday evening after he had denied the allegations made against him by the 5 year old child.

Pandy was unrepresented in his trial.

In 2009, the child in the presence of her mother had told police that whilst at a home in Northern Belize, Pandy had fondled her private parts.

The outcome of a medical examination in 2009 just after the allegations were made against Pandy revealed that the child was carnally known and police were looking for two other male persons who had been named by the child for allegedly having sexual intercourse with her.

Pandy was escorted to the Belize Central Prison in shackles and handcuffs where he will begin to serve his three years sentence.This is Pandy’s first conviction for a sex crime.