Was Court Magistrate Accused of Rape?

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Updated: April 24, 2017

A court magistrate may find himself on the opposite end of a courtroom shortly if the authorities decide to act on an allegation of rape made against him.  While we have confirmed with the police that a complaint of rape has been made to authorities in southern Belize, we have been unable to get any other details including the name of the person being accused.  Reports reaching our news desk, however, is telling us that the accused is a magistrate and that the report was made some thirteen days ago with court action requested by the complainant.  We will be following up on this story as it develops.