Elderly Man Freed of Rape Charge

Updated: March 29, 2017

Sixty-seven year old Jose Romero, a security guard of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, was freed of a charge of carnal knowledge today in the court of Justice Adolph Lucas when a nolle prosequi was entered, indicating that the prosecution cannot proceed further with the case. Crown Counsel Sheringe Rodriguez, who represented the Crown, entered the nolle prosequi after the complainant and her mother took the witness stand and testified that they do not want to proceed further with the case. The incident occurred on January 31, 2010, in San Pedro. The complainant was eight years old at the time. Romero was represented by attorney Simeon Sampson.