Saturday 28 March, 2020

Tobago man charged with sexual touching of a child

Police said a 32-year-old Tobagonian man was scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate  on Friday, charged with the sexual touching of a child.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the offence, which is contrary to Section 18 of the Children’s Act 46:01, was reported to officers of the Tobago Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) who immediately launched an investigation spearheaded W/Superintendent (Ag.), George, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Ag.), Sookdeo and supervised by W/Sgt. Morton and included PC Lerry Mills.

Police said they received information which was conveyed to officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU).

CPU officers then conducted an intelligence-led exercise which resulted in the arrest of the estate constable. He was subsequently charged by PC Lerry Mills.

The TTPS said so far, 19 people have been charged for a breach of the Children’s Act for the year to date.

"The CPU again wishes to emphasise that all reports of child abuse will be thoroughly investigated. Anyone who has information on child abuse matters are strongly encouraged to make a report to the CPU," the TTPS said. 

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