Police Constable #1093 Cyril Casimiro appeared in the Orange Walk Magistrates Court on Wednesday to answer to charges for the alleged rape of a fourteen year old girl in Corozal Town. The thirty five year old officer was charged for rape and wounding and today Superintendent Andrew Ramirez, Officer Commanding the Corozal Police Formation told us that he has also been interdicted.
“He was remanded into custody, he was also interdicted from duty, and the Commissioner of Police was very swift in relation to that aspect and again the Professional Standard branch Mr. Leal Assistant Commissioner and his team had visited the family to ensure that they are given the necessary assurances because this is not one that we want to put under the rug or shield anybody as I mentioned to you that what this officer did or any officer her we try to do swift and then place them of discipline matter, discipline charges, the letter with his interdiction I will not wait July 1st until he reappears to get that letter we will be having a prison run very shortly and during that process I will ask one of my senior NCO Sergeant to give him his letter of interdiction.”
The teenage minor told police that on Monday afternoon while walking on Antonio Sosa Drive in the Altamira area of Corozal Town, she met officer Casimiro. He was reportedly driving his police issued motorbike and offered to give her a ride home. The child said that instead, he drove to an area by the sea off Consejo Road where he had sexual intercourse with her against her will. Cyril Casimiro was remanded to prison and is scheduled to reappear in court on July first.
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