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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017. 10:55 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: An inmate at the Belize Central Prison reported that he was raped on two occasions by another prisoner last month.

The 20-year-old inmate told police that on November 29, a cellmate assaulted him and that he had also been assaulted on November 24.

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According to police reports, a medical exam done on the inmate certified his injuries as harm.

Chief Executive Officer, Virgilio Murillo yesterday told News 5, that the alleged abuser has been isolated. He also informed that this incident is the first official report of this nature since his term of 15 years in office.

The family of the victim told News 5 that they are concerned about his welfare.

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