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Man charged with sexual assault and threatening words walks after complainant drops charges

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 3:49 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: A Belize City man who was accused of sexual assault and threatening words is free after the victim dropped the case.

The victim initially told police that 31-year-old Tyrone Westby broke into her home and went to sleep in her bed beside her, during which time he slapped her on the buttocks without her consent.

She said that the following morning he threatened to kill her.

Westby appeared unrepresented in the Belize City Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Immediately after his plea, the victim took the stand and I formed the court she did not want any court action.

When asked if she was being threatened or bribed, she told the court that she was dropping the case of her own free will.

With that, Westby was free to go.


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