BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 11, 2012
A male teacher, 22, is presently detained by police pending investigations of carnal knowledge and rape after he allegedly had sex with a girl student, 14, at a school in Valley of Peace Village.
The girl told police that the teacher had sex with her twice, and that it happened on July 29 and October 1. Police took the girl to the doctor for an examination, and the doctor found that she had been carnally known.
Fellow students told police that the girl and her classmates were doing homework at the Valley of Peace High School when, around 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, she told them she was coming back, and they saw their teacher going into a room.
Around 6:30 p.m., after she did not return, they began to get worried and went to look for her, and when they went into the sewing room, they found the teacher engaging the girl in sexual intercourse.
They immediately went to the principal and made the report.
The girl and her father went to the Belmopan Police Station on Wednesday, October 10, and the girl told police that on both occasions, while she was in the sewing room, the teacher had sex with her.
Police said that the teacher lives on the compound, and he had access to everywhere on the compound, including the sewing room.
The students also told police that he often was seen with the girl at night.
The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into the case, and allegedly, the teacher has resigned.
A policeman told Amandala that if he had not been caught in the act by the girl’s friends in the sewing room, the sexual relations would have continued.