Tuesday, February 3, 2015. BMG: The People’s United Party (PUP) has suspended Orange Walk East area representative Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez from all “party related duties, responsibilities and activities.”
This follows formal charges of aggravated assault of an indecent nature being brought against the retiring politician today in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court.
Dr. Mendez was arraigned on six counts, four of the offence allegedly committed against one of the underage girls and two counts allegedly committed against the other.
No plea was taken as the matter is an indictable one and bail was offered to Dr. Mendez in the sum of $5,000 which he was able to meet.
He is to return to the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court on April 13, 2015.
In a statement issued after the formal charges were read, the PUP said it had, with immediate effect, removed Dr. Mendez as the chairman of the Northern Caucus and suspended him him from party-related activities.
Dr. Mendez is not seeking re-election to the House of Representatives and in a convention held last month, Josue Carballo was chosen as the new PUP standard bearer to contest the next General Elections in the Orange Walk east division.
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