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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

69-year-old among three charged with sexual assault of girls, 13, 15

Three men are expected to appear before a Princes Town and Scarborough Magistrate on Tuesday to answer to sexual charges against minors.

This is according to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The TTPS said it follows two separate investigations, headed by ASP Nowbutt, ASP Sookdeo, and supervised by W/INSP Francis and Sgt Miller of the Southern and Tobago Division Child Protection Units, respectively.

In the first incident, Southern CPU officers received a report from a 13-year-old minor that a man touched inappropriately and tried to kiss her.

Lead investigator, WPC Romilly of the Southern Division CPU, immediately launched an enquiry which led to the arrest of a 69-year-old pensioner.

The accused is scheduled to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate to answer to the charge of one count of sexual touching.

In another incident, a 15-year-old girl of Tobago, reported to CPU officers that she was subjected to sexual assaults by two males.

An investigation, led by WPC Jackson of the Tobago CPU, resulted in the arrest of two male suspects, aged 20 and 28, in connection to the incident.

The duo was each slapped with one count of sexual penetration of a child.

The CPU is again renewing its call for heightened vigilance from parents and guardians during this time in which children are home and remain vulnerable to predators.

It stressed that parents and guardians can never be too careful and should not leave children unsupervised or in the care of questionable adults.

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