This is a Truly Scary Story

olice Constable charged with two counts of rape
Saturday, 14.01.2012, 01:44pm (GMT-6)

By Rowland A. Parks

Staff Reporter

Police Constable Lincoln Lewis Jr., 28, of Seine Bight Village, was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer on two counts of rape and one count of escape from lawful custody on Thursday, January 5.

Magistrate Frazer  offered him bail of $8,000 plus two sureties of $4,000 each, and she adjourned his case until February 16.

The court prosecutor had objected to Lewis’ bail because the victim complained that PC Lewis had threatened her  via text messages and had made threatening phone calls to her.

But PC Lewis’ attorney, Sharon Pitts Robateau, argued that bail was Lewis’ right and that her client had told her that the complainant did not even have a cell phone, so she could not have been threatened by the use of a cell phone.

Pitts-Robateau also submitted that she had cautioned her client on the grounds under which bail would be granted and she believes he understands the seriousness of the conditions.

PC Lewis was not required to enter a plea, because rape is an indictable offence that would be heard in the Supreme Court, after a preliminary inquiry is held.

PC Lewis, however, pleaded not guilty to the escape from lawful custody charge.

According to police, on December 20, 2011 a 25-year-old Belize City woman reported that around 12 am PC Lewis had forced his way into her house and raped her.

She said Lewis also returned the following day; forced her into his van; took her to the Municipal Airstrip, and there he raped her a second time.

The magistrate and lawyer must be crackers.

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