Dangriga man accused of rape of 13 year old

3 year-old Kreshawn Franzua was arraigned on Tuesday on a charge of rape. The  complaint against Franzua was made since June 20th, but he was only located in Dangriga on Monday of this week. According to a report made teo police by a 13 year old Belize City resident and her mother, they were both asleep at their home in Belize City on June 20th sometime around 2:30 a.m. The mother told police that at around that time, she woke up and went to check on her daughter in her bedroom when she found Franzua about to rape her child. The girl was reportedly sleeping on her stomach, but her underwear was pulled down and Franzua was standing above her. When Franzua saw the mother, he ran out of the house. Franzua was located in Dangriga on Monday and arraigned on Tuesday before Magistrate Emmerson Banner. Due to the nature of the offense, no plea was taken from him, and no bail was offered. He was remanded to prison until his next court date, which is scheduled for September 26.

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