Pedro Trujeque Remanded for Rape Charge Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

A 25-year-old woman has accused 49-year-old Pedro Lewis Trujeque of rape. The details of the case have not been released as yet but during arraignment we learnt that the alleged incident occurred on February 9th of this year when the two were on Long Caye.

Trujeque appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Wednesday, February 12th, where he was read a single charge of rape. He was unrepresented in court and since the matter is an indictable offense no plea was taken and bail could not be granted at the Magistrate Court level until 90 days after arraignment. However, Chief magistrate Smith informed Trujeque that he can apply for bail at the Supreme Court within the next 14 days.
Pedro Lewis Trujeque was ordered to be remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on April 2nd.