Thursday, May 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A 17 year old minor who is alleged to have been raped earlier this month has been charged for a later confrontation with her attacker’s brother.
She appeared in the Belize Family Court today on a charge of wounding and will be released on bail of $1,000.
Meanwhile, the accused rapist, identified as 25 year old Jeffrey Pott of Victoria Street, was read his charge today before Magistrate Dale Cayetano.
He is accused of forcing himself on the teenager at her home around 4 in the morning of May 2, 2014.
A younger sister of the victim told police that she woke up around that time and saw a man she identified as Pott lying on top of her sister, who was reportedly intoxicated and sleeping.
Magistrate Cayetano set bail at $7,000 and Jeffrey Pott will return to court on July 31.
Also appearing before Magistrate Cayetano was Pott’s older brother Roger, 27, a construction worker of Electric Avenue, on charges of aggravated assault, wounding and using threatening words.
Roger Pott is alleged to have gotten into a confrontation with the victim and her 21 year old sister, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
He is alleged to have attacked them with a hammer and caused cut wounds to the older sister’s left index finger and left elbow, as well as using threatening words on the pair.
He was released on $3,000 bail by Magistrate Cayetano.
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