Sunday 29 November, 2020

Mom, wheelchair-bound stepdad busted over alleged sex assault of girl

A mother and stepfather will face a Mayaro Magistrate on Monday in relation to the alleged sexual assault of a ten-year-old girl.

According to reports, the child was made to perform sexual acts on her 35-year-old stepfather, who is said to be wheelchair-bound, while the mother was at work.

Investigations unearthed that the acts took place between July 31, 2017 and September 1, 2019.

The child told police she confided in her mother, however, the matter was never reported to the police.

The child later told her father of the assault and he reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of both the child's mother and the stepfather.

The 39-year-old woman was charged with one count of failing to report the abuse of a minor.

The stepfather was charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a minor with familial relation, and one count of sexual touching of a minor. 

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