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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Two men, woman held for sex offences against minors

Police have arrested two men and a woman for sexual offences involving minors.

According to a statement issued Monday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the three were held during two intelligence-led exercises conducted by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) last Friday. 

Police said in one incident a 40-year-old man was arrested for two counts of sexual penetration against a child and one count of sexual touching of a child.

Police said his 37-year-old wife was arrested for failing to report the sexual abuse of a minor. 

WPC Lee-Periera of the Northern Division’s CPU laid the charges and the couple was due to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Monday.

In a separate incident, officers of the Tobago Division’s CPU arrested a 20-year-old man for two counts of sexual penetration against a child and two counts of sexual touching of a child.

WPC Corbin-Clarke of the Tobago Division’s CPU laid the charges and the man was due to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate on Monday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Superintendent (Ag.), George and Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nowbutt and supervised by Inspector (Ag.) Singh and W/Sergeant Morton all of the CPU. 

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