SANTA CRUZ VILLAGE–Two men of Santa Elena, Cayo, have been remanded to the Belize Central Prison for the rape of a girl, 14, which allegedly occurred at about 2:00 Sunday morning in the Branch Mouth area of San Ignacio.
Avery Bahadur, 21, a truck driver, and Craig Molina, 18, both of Santa Elena Town, were jointly arraigned on the rape charge on Tuesday, November 18, at the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court, before Magistrate Narda Morgan.
Magistrate Morgan did not offer them bail but ordered that they be remanded until February 23, 2015.
The child victim told police that she and her sister were walking on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena Town, when a 4-door car drove up beside them and one of the occupants forced her into the vehicle.
She was taken in the car to the Branch Mouth area, where the two men who were in the car allegedly raped her. The girl said that when the men were finished with her, they drove away and she went home.
When she arrived home, she immediately told her mother what had happened. The mother and the girl then filed a formal report with police.
The girl was taken to the San Ignacio Hospital, where she was examined by a doctor, who certified that the girl has been carnally known.
Police investigations led them to the two accused men, who were taken into custody and charged with the offense.