Crime — 20 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A 16-year-old youth of Corozal is in big trouble after he engaged a 15-year-old girl in sexual intercourse. Police have sent the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the boy has been released into the custody of his parents.

Police say that the legal age of a girl to consent to sex is 16.

The girl, also of Corozal, and her mother went to the Corozal police yesterday, and the girl reported that at about 10:00 Tuesday night, she went to the home of her boyfriend, 16, and had sex with him. Police took the girl to the Corozal Hospital, where she was examined by doctors, who said that the girl was sexually active.

Police said that they are awaiting directives of the Director of Public Prosecutions, to proceed against the boy.

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