Sulph charged with rape

Former President of the University of Belize’s Student Government, Moses Sulph, 36, was today arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court on a charge of rape.

The community activist is accused of having forcible sexual relations with a domestic worker at the home of one of his friends on Professor Street in Belmopan on Tuesday.

The Reporter has been reliably informed that Sulph visited the  house on Tuesday and that on that same day the friend left Sulph alone at the house to attend classes at UB in Belmopan.

Police are alleging that it was during the time he was alone  at the house with the domestic that Sulph attacked her.

Magistrate Aretha Ford offered Sulph, who is a naturalized Belizean, bail of $5,000 plus two sureties of the same amount, which he promptly met, and ordered him to return to court on May 10th.

She informed him that because the matter is an indictable one, she was unable to take a plea.

She specified that his bail was given on the conditions that he is not to approach the alleged victim or any prosecution witness. He is also to avoid being charged with any other  offence  of  a similar  nature for the duration of this pending charge, and he must also report to the Eastern Division Police Station every Thursday.

The activist is known for his vociferousness against the past two political administrations and for standing up for what he believes in. He has been out of the spotlight since he lost his job at the Belize Registry a couple years ago.

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