Saturday 11 July, 2020

Social media rape suspect held

Police have held a 27-year-old man after a woman was allegedly raped by someone she met on social media. 

He is expected to be placed on identification parades today.

The suspect, who was arrested on Wednesday by a team of officers led by WPC Joseph, has denied any of the allegations made by the 22-year-old woman.

The incident reportedly took place on Tuesday at Maraj Street, Chaguanas.

According to police reports, the woman, from Morvant, was communicating with a man she added on social media two weeks ago.

The man reportedly invited her to a boat cruise over the coming weekend and invited her to an apartment on Maraj Street to collect the tickets.

The woman said she arrived at the location at about 1:30 pm that day, however, she was instead taken into a room where she was sexually assaulted.

The man then left her.

She said she immediately went back home and made a report to the Morvant Police.

More on this as it becomes available.

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