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Saturday 15 August, 2020

Tobago woman charged with stabbing teen son gets $75K bail

A 25-year-old man and 37-year-old woman have both been granted bail for alleged physical and sexual assaults that occurred in unrelated incidents.

In the first incident, a Tobago mother was given $75,000 bail or a $19,000 cash alternative when she appeared before the Crown Point virtual court on Tuesday. She was charged by PC Mitchell of the Tobago Child Protection Unit with one count of cruelty to a child.

The charge arose out of an incident in which the accused allegedly stabbed her son to his groin area with a kitchen knife. According to the 17-year-old boy, the attack occurred during an argument with his mother. The woman of Bagatelle, Scarborough was subsequently arrested and charged on Saturday.

In the second instance, a 17-year-old girl told officers at the South Western Child Protection Unit that she was sexually assaulted by a PH taxi driver while travelling in the Cap de Ville, Point Fortin area. He was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of indecent assault following investigations by WPC Cruickshank.

The accused appeared before the Point Fortin Magistrates’ virtual court on Tuesday where he was granted $25,000 bail with surety and was ordered not to communicate with the victim directly or indirectly. He must also report to the Point Fortin Police Station every Tuesday.

Both matters were adjourned to August, 25.

Investigations were spearheaded by acting W/Supt George, acting ASP Sookdeo and supervised by acting W/Insp Bain-Keller of the Child Protection Unit.

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