Supreme Court grants bail to two police sex offenders; PC Serano and PC Moreira
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
26-year-old Police Constable attached to the San Pedro Police Department, Kyle Hubert Serano has been granted bail after being officially arrested, charged and remanded for the crime of “Sexual Assault” against a 13-year-old minor. Serano, who was charged by San Pedro Police on Wednesday, December 30th, was initially denied bail by Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer on Thursday, December 31st and remanded to the Belize Central Prison. But, after petitioning once more, bail was granted to him by Justice Antoinette Moore at the Belize City Supreme Court on Friday, January 8th.
During his bail hearing, Serano was represented by Attorney at Law, Dickie Bradley. After hearing his petition, Justice Moore granted bail on the conditions that he must report to a police station every Friday and stay away from all of the prosecution’s witnesses until Serano’s court proceedings are complete. His next court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26th. Serano was charged after the minor reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted on three occasions by the officer.
But it was not only Serano who was granted bail by Justice Moore on that day, as she also granted bail to another police officer facing rape charges. Police Constable #1924 Luke Moreira attached to the San Ignacio Police Department had been charged with two counts of ‘Rape’ on Tuesday, December 29th and was initially denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison by San Ignacio’s local magistrate, but, similar to Serano’s case, Justice Moore granted him bail under the same conditions. His charges come after a woman who was detained at the station alleged that Moreira raped her while in police custody.
Both Serano and Morier have been placed under interdiction at their respective Police Stations until their cases terminate and it is determined whether they are guilty or innocent.
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