Friday 17 January, 2020

Man in court after child abuse video goes viral

A Sangre Grande man appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today for abusing a minor.   

The accused pleaded not guilty.  

He was remanded into custody until February 10 where the matter is expected to resume.   

On Sunday 5 January, a report was made to the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in relation to a video circulating on social media where a female minor was seen being physically abused.  

An investigation, spearheaded by W/Supt (Ag.) George, W/ASP Guy- Alleyne, Insp (Ag.) Baptiste and WPC Williams-James of the CPU, was immediately launched in collaboration with the Children’s Authority which concluded with the suspect being arrested. 

He was charged with Cruelty to a Child on Saturday.  

For the year thus far, the CPU has charged seven people for breaches of sexual offences against children and one for cruelty to a child.   

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