Aaron Juan, the owner of Maya Walk Tours in San Ignacio, Cayo was arrested and charged yesterday with carnal knowledge. However this is not the first time Juan has been arraigned for an act of this nature.
In 2005, it was alleged that Aaron Juan, raped two British female minors, ages 15 and 16 at the time, at a lodge in Goreville, just outside San Ignacio while in Belize on a School trip.
However, after Belize Police conducted their investigation, many questions were raised as to the truthfulness of the girls’ story.
The two minors had alleged that Juan had plied them with rum and then had entered their cabin room uninvited.
However, the question arose: how did he rape two of them at the same time while both of them failed to alert their supervisors who allegedly slept an estimated 50 ft away?
In 2006, after being on the run for some time, Juan turned himself in.
According to his version of the story, the girls were aggressive and demanded he sleep with them; it was consensual. 8 years have passed since then.
But yesterday, Juan was arrested and charged again for 2 counts of carnal knowledge in San Ignacio after being on the run since January. Inspector Raymundo Reyes, acting Officer in Command of San Ignacio Police Station told us more.
“On Wednesday 22nd of January 2014, about 11:05 a.m., a female minor in the company of her mother visited the San Ignacio town police station. A report was made that the young lady had sexual intercourse with one Aaron Juan on two different occasions. As a result, police launched an investigation, and yesterday, after going to the medical examination and the statement recorded and so forth, with the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, we were given the go-ahead to lay charges on him of carnal knowledge. Yesterday, Mr. Aaron Juan was escorted to the station by his attorney, where he was informed of the report made and served with copies of these charges, for two counts of carnal knowledge. He was arraigned at the San Ignacio magistrate’s court and remanded to prison”.