Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Manhunt on for suspect after 12-yr-old raped

Police are searching for a Laventille man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl.

The incident allegedly took place at about 12.45 am Thursday at the girl’s home in Laventille.

The victim, whose identity must be protected under the Children Act, told police that she was at home when she heard a knock on the back door of her home.

She checked and realised it was a man known to her family.

The man asked to enter the home, which she allowed.

While they were seated on a couch in the living room the man, against her wishes, held the 12-year-old down and assaulted her.

He then left the scene.

An alarm was raised and the 12-year-old was taken for medical treatment.

She is said to currently be in the custody of the Child Protection Unit.

More on this as it becomes available.

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