fbpx
BREAKING: U.S. President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID
July 21, 2022
Human Trafficking Institute hails Belize’s climb on trafficking in persons list
July 21, 2022

Andre Gordon, convicted of rape, remanded to prison until sentencing hearing

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022. 9:30 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Thirty-seven-year-old Andre Gordon was convicted of rape in the Supreme Court this week.

Gordon was accused of anally raping a 21-year-old woman on February 24, 2017. At the trial, which was before Justice Ricardo O’Neil Sandcroft, Gordon was represented by attorney Leeroy Banner while the crown was represented by leading Crown Counsel, Riis Cattouse and Robert Lord.

Gordon had relied upon the defense that the sex between him and the victim was consensual. He further alleged that the victim cried rape because she was a professed lesbian, but someone who knew her found out about her having sex with him, so she made the rape allegations to protect her image. Justice Sandcroft said he did not believe Gordon’s account of the events.

Justice Sandcroft said that he had no reason to reject the testimony of the victim as he accepted her evidence as truth. He explained that the consideration that needed to be made was if the identification of Gordon by the victim was true, but since Gordon placed himself at the scene at the time of the incident, the identification was a non-issue.

A neighbor also testified that she heard a loud banging coming from the victim’s room and a voice crying out “No. Leave me alone.”

After considering all the evidence, the Judge found Gordon guilty and deferred sentencing until September 30.

 

Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.

 

© 2022, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • Galen University
  • larry waight
  • Galen University
  • Shindaiwa

1 Comment

  1. What were you wearing when you were raped? A Project to End Victim Blaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNh87cDHO4

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.