A U.D.P. town councilor from Corozal is in deep trouble tonight following serious allegations made by the father of a sixteen year old high school student. Corozal police told News Five today that they could not provide details of the case since the investigation is at an early stage. The claim is against Councilor Willie Cruz. According to the report, Cruz offered the minor a ride on Thursday evening. Once she into the vehicle, the minor realized that he had been drinking. Cruz allegedly headed in the direction of her house, but as they neared Consejo Village, she claims he diverted and drove her around on several back streets. The minor also claims that Cruz continued drinking and forced her to drink with him until she became intoxicated and fell unconscious. She woke up in the Finca Solana area, where Cruz allegedly assured her that nothing had happened. But once the minor relayed the story to her parents, she was taken to a doctor where it was confirmed that she was carnally known. The family of the teenager has filed a formal police report, but as we said, the police are not offering any details on this case.
PUP condemns rape allegedly committed by town councilor
The PUP Corozal Bay Executive committee issued a press release today following a report made by Channel 5 news last night. According to the report, A U.D.P. town councilor from Corozal has been accused of a sexual crime against a sixteen year old girl. The accused is Town Councillor Willie Cruz says the Channel 5 report. According to the report, Cruz offered the minor a ride on Thursday evening and instead of taking the girl home, he took her on some backstreets and got her drunk. . The girl woke up in the Finca Solana area, where Cruz allegedly assured her that nothing had happened. But a doctor’s examination confirmed that she was carnally known. The family of the teenager filed a formal police report. The PUP release says that– quote – SLIDE 1 “ it is especially disturbing that this act of violence was committed by an elected official and standing member of the Corozal Town Council, the body elected to govern the affairs of our community and to respect and protect the rights of all its residents.” The Committee says it calls on the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC), the National Women’s Commission (NWC), the Women’s Issues Network (WIN) and other organizations to join in condemning this heinous act to follow up and ascertain that the Police and other authorities bring the perpetrator in this matter and perpetrators in similar matters to justice.”
COROZAL TOWN COUNCILOR ACCUSED OF CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
A Corozal Town Councilor is reportedly in trouble with the law. A sixteen year old high school student of Corozal Town is alleging that the councilor, kidnapped and had sexual intercourse with her against her will. Love News spoke with the young girl’s father this morning, who at the time was at the Police Station making an official report. He related to us his daughter’s ordeal as told to them by her.
Father of child “What she has explained to us about this situation is that she was carnally known without her consent. Everything happened on Thursday the 29th. He came and picked her up because he told her he was going to drop her home. When she got into the vehicle, he was drinking. He came like he was going to take her home and then he took another route taking her through a number of back roads, Xaibe, Patchakan, Chan Chen, Consejo, all through the course he was buying beer. Hd then introduced my daughter to alcohol, my daughter does not drink alcohol. He took her to Consejo, Casa Blanca and then he changed to Smirnoff to drink. She was asking him to take her home and he kept putting her off. She was drunk and she said she vomited all along the road.”
The girl’s father says that she was carnally known in the area of Finca Solana.
Father of the child “When she took him to the bushes back there, she fell asleep and did not remember what happened. When she woke up she asked him if anything had happened and he told her nothing happened."
Love News spoke with Corozal Police this afternoon and we were informed that the family had reported the girl missing on Thursday night since she did not return home. When she appeared on Friday morning, they immediately headed to the police station to file a report after which she was taken to the hospital for an examination with results that certified that she was indeed carnally known. Police went on to detain the councilor for questioning but he was later released due to lack of evidence. They are still investigating the matter. Love News also spoke to Mayor Hilberto Campos who said he was at the time going into a meeting about the matter and that he wouldn’t be available for comment until tomorrow.
A Corozal minor has made serious allegations against town councilor, Willie Cruz, who she claims got her drunk and raped her after she passed out. The incident reportedly occurred on December twenty-ninth and a doctor has certified that the sixteen year old girl was carnally known, but no charges have yet been brought against Cruz, who is also seeking reelection in the March seventh municipals. Today News Five checked with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and found out that the file from the police department has still not been forwarded for a decision. There have been conflicting reports from the alleged victim’s father and the police. The father claims that the minor was kept in Cruz’ van against her will and was forced to consume alcohol. The police, however, report that the teen admitted to socializing with Cruz in the vehicle and that they spent the night together, but she could not remember what happened.