Crime — 01 October 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

The uncle of a 12-year-old girl has been released on bail of $4,000 and ordered to return to court on November 28 for allegedly committing an act of aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon the minor. The uncle, 25, was taken to the Corozal Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Police said that the incident allegedly occurred on Wednesday in Corozal.

The girl reported to police that she was at her grandmother’s house visiting, and her uncle was also at the home. Shortly after she arrived, the uncle called her into his room. When she entered, he quickly grabbed her and pushed her onto the bed, then he lifted her skirt and pulled down her tights and underwear.

She reported that she tried to scream, but he covered her mouth, and she fainted, causing her not to be aware of what was done to her. When the girl regained consciousness, she said, she was still in her uncle’s bed, but felt pain in her private parts, although her pants and underpants had been pulled up.

The girl and her mother immediately went to police and made a report.

As a result the uncle was located, arrested and taken to court on Friday.

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