Southern Belize Teacher Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Student

Southern Belize Teacher Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Student

A 50-year-old teacher was arrested and charged with two counts of rape in southern Belize.  Santiago Tosh, a primary school teacher of Aguacate Village, Toledo District reportedly handed himself into the Police on Tuesday after he learned of the report made by a 13-year-old student.  He was interviewed, and presented with the complaint made against him.  By the following day, Police arrested and charged Tosh.  According to reports, the minor alleges that the teacher had unlawful sexual intercourse with her on two occasions, specifically, May 7 and May 10 inside the school’s bathroom.  A medical examination was conducted on the child, confirming that she was carnally known.  Tosh was taken to court today and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison.  He is due back in court on June 27.

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