Then on Sunday just before midday, a 25-year-old woman of Benque Viejo del Carmen Town reported to police that she was raped. The victim says she had just gotten home when she was approached by a man in camouflage clothing who raped her. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette a Belize Defence Force officer has been detained.
ACP Joseph Myvette, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Whilst she was going to her home on the Arenal road in Benque Viejo Town she alighted a taxi in the area just beyond the police checkpoint in that area where her home is located some two hundred yards away on an off road and in so doing she was followed by a male person who she has indicated was in camouflage clothing who approached her and demanded that she have sex with him. As a result he forced himself onto her and thereafter she went home and later came to the station to make the report. An investigation is currently ongoing into this matter. The police have detained one person in relation to this investigation and are speaking to the two other persons who were at the checkpoint working at that point in time. This investigation is being conducted by a senior police investigator. At this point in time several pieces of evidence have been gathered which we believe may assist in this investigation.”