Belize Says Hasta La Vista, Haynes
Three weeks ago we told you about American Robert Haynes, a registered sex offender in the US who was living on San Pedro. The Texas native's criminal record shows multiple counts of indecent sexual contact with a child - and while he wasn't accused of any sexual offense in Belize, San Pedro residents didn't feel safe with a convicted predator on their island.
Well, tonight, they can rest a little easier. Haynes is being expelled from Belize. He was picked up by San Pedro police today on the strength of an expulsion order. He was flown to Belize City with an armed police escort, and handed over to the CIB office. They will process him, and hand him over to US Marshalls later this week. According to our sources, there is an outstanding warrant for him in the US.
We first reported on him when he was charged for an immigration offense earlier this month. It was a minor offense, for failure to comply with conditions of a visitor's permit - because he was allegedly working at his sister restaurant in San Pedro - which happens to be across form the Immigration office. But, the magistrate gave him bail - and he was to re-appear in court next month. Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't skip out of town, and today he was arrested on San Pedro on the strength of that expulsion order.Channel 7