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Homeless, disabled man given 3 months in jail for grabbing minor’s butt, says he only pat her

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2023. 7:50 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News: A homeless, disabled man; Morgan Diego, 51, was sent to the Belize Central Prison today after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a minor, though he disputed the exact nature of the assault.

Diego appeared unrepresented before a Chief Magistrate in Court #2 where he was read a single charge of sexual assault.

He is accused of assaulting a 17-year-old girl by grabbing her butt. He pleaded guilty, however, in court Diego said he only gave her a pat on the butt. The Chief Magistrate explained that it doesn’t matter if he grabbed or pat the minor because the charge is still the same and carries a maximum prison sentence of up to five years.

The Magistrate took his guilty plea into consideration and the fact that he took responsibility for his actions and did not waste the court’s time. He was instead given a three-month prison sentence. A warrant was also prepared for Diego due to outstanding fines he owes to the court.

The minor reported to police that she went to buy ice cream with a friend on August 16, during a break from her internship at a business downtown in Belize City. She was about to pay when some money fell from her purse and she bent over to pick it up. That’s when Diego reportedly sexually assaulted the minor. She screamed and the proprietor of the business called police on Diego, who was arrested on the scene.

 

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