Thursday 5 December, 2019

Child's leg broken during beating, Laventille man charged

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

A Laventille man was charged with child cruelty and was due to appear in court on Monday after a child was beaten so badly, her leg was broken.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 41-year-old Kerry Wilson was charged with the offence on Friday, July 12, 2019, after he was arrested by officers of the Child Protection Unit-Port of Spain Division on the same day.

Police said the incident took place between August 30 and December 4, 2016, when the child was just four years old. 

The child was said to be at the home of the accused during those dates when he allegedly dealt the child several blows with his hand.

Police officers were told that the child was also beaten with a belt and belt buckle, which resulted in her sustaining a broken leg and a black-and-blue eye. 

A report was made about the incident on Sunday, December 4, 2016, and a warrant subsequently issued for his arrest.

He was due to appear in court on July 15, 2019.

Investigations were spearheaded by Supt. (Ag.) Chandool and ASP (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne of CPU-POS, while Wilson was charged by WPC Makeda Edwards, also of CPU-POS.  

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