48 year old George Dakers, a construction worker of Belize City, began a three-year prison term today after being found guilty of aggravated assault of an indecent nature for an incident that took place last May.
Mr. Dakers was accused of squeezing the buttocks of a 12-year-old primary school student who had gone to his home around 2 in the afternoon of May 11, 2013, asking for a nail.
The defendant allegedly told the girl he did not have any nails then assaulted her as she turned to leave. The girl, her mother, who reported the incident to police, and the arresting officer testified.
Mr. Dakers also took the witness stand and accused the 12 year old of lying, denying committing the offence. But the Chief Magistrate did not believe him and found him guilty.