Two men charged with sexual offences against children

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 13:30

Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching  of  a  child  following intelligence-led  exercises, yesterday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt.  (Ag.) George and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.

In  the  first  incident,  officers  of  the  Port-of-Spain  CPU,  in collaboration  with  officers  of  the  Inter-Agency  Task  Force  (IATF), proceeded  to  Nelson  Street,  Port-of-Spain,  on  Thursday  6th February  2020. Once there, they arrested  a  male  suspect. He was charged by Cpl Neptune of the Port-of-Spain CPU with  two  counts  of  sexual  penetration  and  three  counts  of sexual touching of a child during the period 2016 to 2020.

The 49-year-old male relative of the victim was taken into custody and is expected to face a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, Friday 7th February, 2020.

In the second incident, officers of the Western CPU responded to a report  of  sexual  assault  against  a  child  on  Monday  3rd February 2020. 

According to official police reports, officers  proceeded  to  La  Puerta  Avenue,  Diego  Martin, where  they  arrested  a  male  suspect  for  one  count  of  sexual penetration of a child and one count sexual touching of a child.

The 58-year-old man  was charged with the offences by WPC Kerr of Western CPU.

He appeared before  Port-of-Spain  Magistrate  Marissa  Gomez  on  Thursday  6th February 2020, and was granted bail in the sum of $100,000.

The matter was adjourned to March 5th 2020.

The  CPU  is urging  parents  and  guardians  to  be vigilant  concerning  their  children’s  overall  wellbeing  and safety. Citizens with information on child abuse are strongly encouraged to report it to the  nearest  police  station,  or  contact  the  police  at  999,  555,  or report anonymously through the TTPS Mobile App.



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