BELIZE CITY, Tues. Mar. 1, 2016–A resident of Maskall, a village in the northern Belize District, was remanded to prison this morning after he was arraigned on charges of sexual assault and wounding. Albert Solis, 24, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith, who read the two charges to him.
The allegations against Solis are that on February 28, in Maskall he beat a 30-year-old woman and touched her private parts. The woman sustained cut wounds to the left side of her face and had abrasions to the left side of her vagina.
The court prosecutor, Corporal Christopher Smith, objected to bail on the ground that the offense has become prevalent and that the complainant and the accused live in the same village and, if granted bail, the accused might interfere with the complainant.
When the Chief Magistrate asked Solis if he had anything to say regarding the prosecutor’s objection to granting him bail, Solis replied, “No!”
Magistrate Smith remanded him to prison until his next court date on May 2.