Thursday 2 July, 2020

Two men charged for sexual offences against minors

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Following investigations from the Child Protection Unit, two men have been charged with sexual offences against minors, 13 and 15 years of age. 

The enquiries were headed by W/Supt (Ag) George, ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insp. Andrews, and Sgt Miller of the unit. 

In the first instance, a 47-year-old builder of Laventille appeared in court on May 22, charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor. He was denied bail and remanded into custody until June 8. 

In the second instance, a 39-year-old cricket pitch attendant in Tobago was charged with one count of sexual touching of a child. The accused is to appear before the Scarborough Magistrate today. 

Officers of the Child Protection Unit urge parents and guardians to continue to be vigilant. During this period where children are at home and more susceptible to predators, parents and guardians can never be too careful about safety. Do not leave children unattended or in the care of questionable adults. 

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