Woman raped, attacker injured

On March 4th at about 7:30 a.m., police visited a house situated on Wood Street, Belize City, where a voice was heard coming from the upper flat, crying for help. Upon entering the house, a woman exited one of the rooms crying.  She was seen with cut wounds and she was bleeding from her head, hands, and foot.  A man was also seen in a corner of the house with a cut wound to the right side of his head.

According to police, on March 3 at about 10:30 p.m., the 48-year-old woman of Belize City was on Albert Street when she met a 54-year-old  man who lives on Wood Street, Belize City. She and the man had a conversation after which he invited her to his house for a drink. After having a drink, she says she attempted to leave but was locked inside the bed room, beaten, and raped. She managed to injure the man and called the police early the following morning.

Police have since detained the 54-year-old pending charges.

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