The latest crime statistics released last week by the Belize Police Department showed that in the Districts of Corozal and Orange Walk there has been an increase in reported cases of carnal knowledge compared to 2012. For the year 2013, ten cases have been reported in Orange Walk so far. That’s nine more than last year. In Corozal there were two cases in 2012 and up to date there are seven.
Apart from carnal knowledge case Corozal Police also have their hands full with recent cases of incest. In less than a week two female minors have visited the department reporting that they were abused by their father. The most recent case was recorded on the 14th of October when an eight year old minor, accompanied by her mother, reported to police that sometime in the month of November 2012 whilst at home sleeping she was awaken by her father.
The child stated to police that her father pushed his hand under the sheet and started to play with her private part.
What’s more alarming is that the father of the child continued with the abuse until the 6th of October 2013. The child also told police that when she entered the standard 2 level this year her father began practicing oral sex on her. A preliminary medical examination conducted on the child proved that no hymen is present, but there are no signs of manipulation. The father is wanted for the crime of aggravated assault. Investigation continues.