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Charges of Unnatural Crime withdrawn against Somerset Missionary Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00

Somerset Missionary, Bryan Sears, 36, accused of three counts of unnatural crime against three Sarteneja brothers in 2011, is a free man, after those charges were withdrawn in Corozal Town, on Thursday, July 27th.

 This was after, the teen boys and their mother wished to no longer proceed with the case. Moreover, the alleged victims said that they had never reported the incident to the police, so the prosecution had all charges withdrawn against Sears.

According to police, on October 8th, 2011, at 3:40 p.m., the mother of the boys, a 49-year- old Guatemalan who resides in Corozal District, along with her three teen sons ages 16, 14 and 13, had reported that on October 1st, at around 7:00 p.m., they were at Sears’ home in Sarteneja Village.

The teens had alleged that on different occasions Sears had had forcible sex with them.

On October 9th, 2011, police arrested and charged Sears with three counts of committing an unnatural crime.

The news of the alleged sodomy had made headlines both locally and internationally, after one of the teens had reportedly gotten drunk and had gone to a villager and close family friend to confess that he and his brothers had allegedly been sodomized by Sears.

Sears was remanded to prison and later granted bail, but one villager told us, that they never saw Sears in the village after the incident.

After the incident, Sears had also found himself in trouble again with the law after he was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine in a car in Orange Walk Town. For that offense, he was also granted bail.