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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Man, 44, charged for having sex with teen girl

A Cocorite vendor has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 14-year-old girl.

Dave Balkissoon, 44, was charged with three counts of sexual penetration and one count of sexual touching against the victim which occurred between March 1, 2016 and January 13, 2019.

He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to February 18, 2019, when he appeared before Magistrate Aida Mohammed in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday to answer to the charges.

Balkissoon is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the victim at his home during the near three-year period.

A report was made to the police January 14, 2019 and an investigation launched under the supervision of Insp. Gideon Rayon Dickson, of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division (CPU POS).

The 44-year-old man was arrested at the Port of Spain Central Market on Tuesday.

Charges were laid the following day by WPC Natifa Graham, also of CPU POS.

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