Accused of Sexual Assault and Wounding Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

Justin Goff, 26, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was accused of wounding and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female.

Allegations are that on Wednesday, April 21st, 2014, the woman was walking on the street when Goff approached her and touched her breast.  She says she was offended and punched him in the mouth. Goff punched her back in the mouth and they began to tussle. She eventually got away and fled the area. The woman made a report to police after which Goff was arrested and charged for assault and wounding.

Goff appeared before Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart on Friday, May 2nd, and plead not guilty to the charges. He was unrepresented and very emotional in court. Goff told Magistrate Stewart that he didn’t do what he was being accused of. He told her that he has two children and a girlfriend to provide for.  He asked the court to grant him bail so he can continue working in order to provide food and shelter for his family while the case was being heard. Police prosecutor, Sgt. Pablo Pikney, objected to bail on the grounds that the crime has become prevalent and the prosecution’s case is very strong. Magistrate Stewart upheld the objection and denied bail to Goff.

Goff is remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on May 16th. He was doing construction work on one of the city’s street project.