Thursday 27 February, 2020

Men accused of raping Venezuelan women granted bail

The three men that were charged with falsely imprisoning and raping four Venezuelan women were each granted bail at $350,000.

The accused are Virgil Pompey of 37 Wilson Road, Four Roads; Matthew John, of 56 Bournes Road, St James; and Yohan Norgiff, of 123 Union Road, off Four Roads.

They also face two charges of rape.

The men reappeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ 4B Court and were represented by attorneys Keith Scotland and Alexia Romero.

The State was represented by police prosecutor  Callister Charles.

The accused originally appeared in court last Thursday, however, they were forced to spend the weekend in jail as at the time, the State was unable to provide the court with background tracings for the accused.

After submissions to the court, bail was granted under the condition that it was approved by a clerk of the peace III and that the men have no contact with the victims.

The matter was then adjourned to  May 21.

(Photo: A house in Diego Martin where four Venezuelan women were allegedly held against their will. Some of the women were also allegedly raped.)

The men were held after a police operation two weeks ago in Diego Martin which led officers to a “fake police station” along Union Road, Diego Martin.

The four women were found inside, along with the three men.

More on this as it becomes available.  

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