General — 24 October 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Man, 19, remanded for carnal knowledge of girl, 12

SAN IGNACIO–On Friday, in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court, Adrian Tun, 19, a laborer of Santa Familia, Cayo District, was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until Thursday, December 4, when he will be returned to court, to face a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.

The girl and her mother went to police and reported that on Monday, the girl was home alone in Santa Familia when Tun went to the house and had sex with her.

The girl was taken to the San Ignacio Hospital, where a doctor examined her and certified that she was carnally known.

Tun was then picked up and charged with the offense.

The Cayo Star reported that the child was left in the care of a neighbor when her mother left on a 5-day emergency trip to El Salvador. The mother had only gone for a day when Tun took sexual advantage of the girl.

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