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Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:00

Evan OrtizOn Wednesday, December 12th, Stann Creek Valley resident, Ever Alex Ortiz, 21, appeared in Magistrate's Court in Belize City after being accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. He appeared Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer where he was read a single charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

Due to the nature of the offense, the Senior Magistrate informed Ortiz that the lower court could not grant him bail for the offense until 90 days’ time. She informed him that it is his right to apply for bail through the Supreme Court with the assistance of an attorney. He was then remanded to the Hattieville Prison until February 13th, 2013.

Allegations are that on December 6th, Ortiz allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student of Belize City whilst at a home in the Neal’s Pen Road area. According to police, they acted upon information and visited a home located in the Neal Pen Road area of Belize City where they met the 15-year-old girl. Police took her into custody and a social worker was called in. In a report to police, the 15-year-old girl said that Ortiz is her boyfriend and that they had sexual intercourse while at the house.

The incident was reported to police on December 7th, and that’s when the child in the presence of the social worker was taken to a local hospital where a doctor certified that she is carnally known. As a result of her report, Ortiz was detained and charged.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:14