Well-known student activist Moses Sulph, 36, has been charged with rape. He was taken to the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court this afternoon, where the charge was read to him. The prosecution did not object to bail, which was offered in the sum of $5,000. He is to return to court on Friday, May 10.
The Magistrate granted him bail amounting to two sureties of $2,500; the sureties are to ensure that he attends court. Sulph is not to interfere with the complainant, and he is to appear at the Queen Street Police Station every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also, he is not to appear before the court for any other criminal offences while on bail.
Sulph was unrepresented in court today, but did signal to reporters present outside the Belmopan courthouse that he will consult with an attorney before making a public statement, by way of a press release.
A female student of UB told police that on Tuesday evening, February 12, Sulph had sexual intercourse with her against her will at a house in Belmopan.
In 2005 and 2006, as the student government leader of the University of Belize, Moses Sulph rose to some prominence as a courageous leader in the street protests against the unpopular policies of the then government of Belize. He is also a past president of COLA.