PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A 51 year old man is accused of raping a 26 year old woman early this morning in Ladyville village, Belize district.
Police say that acting upon information received, they visited an area near mile 10 ½ miles on the Phillip Goldson Highway where they encountered a man who was apparently holding a woman against her will.
Police say when they arrived at the swampy, overgrown area about ten feet away from the roadside, they noticed that the man had his hands over the woman’s mouth and she was struggling to escape.
Police say they ordered both the man and the woman out of the swamp at which time the woman immediately told them that she had been raped.
According to the woman, the man threatened to kill her with a knife to her throat if she did not have sex with him. She said that fearing for her life she complied with his demand.
The 26 year old woman was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for medical attention while the 51 year old man has been detained pending the outcome of their investigation.
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