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Police investigate statutory rape case

9. CRIMEFriday, September 25th, 2015. BMG: San Ignacio police are investigating a case of statutory rape between a 13-year-old female of Buena Vista Village in the Cayo District and a 17-year-old Guatemalan male who she refers to as her boyfriend.

Yesterday, September 24th, the minor along with her mother, reported that her and the Guatemalan male who also resides in the village, had been having sexual intercourse from February 14th to May 23rd 2015.

A medical examination confirmed that the 13-year-old is indeed sexually active and although it was consensual sex, the age of consent for a female to have sex in Belize is 16 years.

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