Interdicted Police Officer escapes Carnal Knowledge Charges Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00

YannickInterdicted police officer, Yannick Wade, a resident of the Faber’s Road area of Belize City, was told he was free to go at about 1:48 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon when the DPP withdrew 6 counts of carnal knowledge against him after entering a nolle prosequi.

The defendant was informed though that since the case against him ended in a nolle prosequi, it is possible that at any time, the charges can be brought back against him Back in 2011, the officer was accused of having sex with a then 13-year-old girl on six different occasions between the period of June, 2009 and March 2011.

The sexual encounters is allege to have begun back in 2009 when the female was only 13 years but no report was not made until 2011. By this time, the girl was 15 years and allegedly pregnant, carrying a child for the officer. It was not until days prior to her giving birth, that charges were levied against the officer.

The case ended in nolle prosequi for newly appointed Prosecutor, Leeroy Banner who informed Justice Troadio Gonzalez that the prosecution and police were unable to locate the crown’s two main witnesses being the minor and her mother. He informed the court that he believes that these witnesses have deliberately been hiding from the police hence they were not served their summons to appear in court today. In light of that, he was force to enter a nolle prosequi, concluded Prosecutor Banner.

A jury of 9 persons, 4 men and 5 women had already been empanelled to hear the case.