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Father to appear in court

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Father to appear in court

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BELMOPAN (CMC) – A 41-year old public officer will re-appear in court on July 31 to answer a charge of sexually assaulting his eight-year-old daughter in May.
The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was arranged before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith on Tuesday.
He is accused of having committed the act on May 25. The court was told that he allegedly placed his hands into his daughter’s underwear and fondled her inappropriately.
The incident is reported to have taken place at his residence after the child and two other siblings were left in his care.
The man has pleaded not guilty to the offence and was granted BDZ$1 000 (One Belize dollar =US$0.30 cents). He has also been ordered to keep away from his daughter.