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Man accused of indecent assault upon 15 year-old girl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 July 2011 00:00

Phillip PalacioPhillip Palacio, 44, a Sanitation Worker of Belize City was detained by police and charged with two counts of aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon a 15-year-old studentMan accused of indecent assault upon 15 year-old student.


The girl alleged that Palacio assaulted her twice. The most recent incident occurred on Thursday, July 21st, in the wee hours of the morning in which he was allegedly caught by a relative of the child. The second count is said to have occurred in April of this year.

According to a report made by the child’s relative who caught Palacio in the act; between 4:00 a.m., and 5:00 a.m., he was caught rubbing his penis on the 15-year-old as she slept in a room alone. On the second occasion he was accused of caressing the 15-year-old’s breast.

Palacio appeared in Court before Magistrate Albert Hoare where he pleaded not guilty and bail was denied due to the nature of the crime.  He was remanded into custody at the Belize Central prison until August 8th. He was unrepresented in court.