21-year-old man held for allegedly abducting, raping 12-year-old boy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:00

Police have held a 21-year-old Cascade man for allegedly raping a 12-year-old schoolboy on Saturday.

The arrest was made around 10 pm last night by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

Reports suggest that the man approached the boy, who was walking in Port-of-Spain following a lessons class, and forced the child into a vehicle at gunpoint on Saturday.

The child was taken to an unknown location where he was sexually assaulted.

The suspect is said to have dropped off the boy at Lady Young Road and sped off.

Reports indicate that the boy flagged down a police vehicle this morning and told the driver of the incident.

Officers took the boy to the Central Police Station in Port of Spain where a report was made and the boy's parents contacted.