A Belize City messenger was remanded to the Belize Central Prison after he was arraigned on two counts of rape in the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer this afternoon.
Frazer told David Gonzalez, 25, a resident of #5 Pickstock Street and a messenger employed at Home Protector Insurance, that he does not have to enter a plea because rape is an indictable offence and his case will be heard in the Supreme Court.
Frazer added that under the section of the Crime Control Act under which Gonzalez has been charged by police, her court cannot offer him bail for another 90 days.
Gonzalez was remanded to prison until his next court date on August 5.
The first allegation against Gonzalez is that sometime in January 2014, he raped a 12-year-old girl, and the second allegation is that on June 13, 2014, he raped a girl who is under the age of 14.