Three Years in Jail for Aggravated Assault on Girl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

29-year-old Ladyville resident, Kenroy Betancourt, a Security Guard of the Ladyville area was convicted on a single count of aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon a 14-year-old girl on Tuesday, September 25th.

Betancourt appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith where he was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. He was found guilty of entering the bedroom of the 14-year-old girl on July 10th, 2011 and whilst she was sleeping he began to fondle her.

The 14-year-old girl testified in camera that on the night whilst asleep in her bedroom she was suddenly awaken by the touch of someone.  That’s when she opened her eyes and saw Betancourt, her neighbor, fondling her. The girl said she began to scream alerting her brother, who came to her aid and set chase after Betancourt who managed to escape.

Because Betancourt does not live too far from the girl's home and she knew him well, she was able to identify him to police as her attacker that night.

In his defense, Betancourt denied the allegations and told the court that, “It wasn’t me.” He said that he was at home drinking with his brother and called him to corroborate his side of the story. His brother said that he and Betancourt were at home drinking and that he even saw when Betancourt went to sleep so that he could not have been in two places at the same time.

Betancourt had gained entry into the girl's room by climbing through her bedroom window.