Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Diego Martin man gets $50K bail for breach of protection order

Pictured: Karlin Alexander (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

Pictured: Karlin Alexander (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

A Diego Martin man was placed on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty to two charges of the breach of a protection order against a female victim.

Karlin Alexander, 29, of Factory Road appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on August 11 to answer to the charges.

He was granted bail with surety.

The man was ordered not to communicate with the victim in any way, and must now reside at a friend's home in Cocorite.

He was also ordered to report to the police station in his district two times per week between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.

The matter was adjourned to September 10.

According to reports, the victim arrived at the Maraval Police Station on August 4 and reported that the accused came to her Diego Martin home in breach of a protection order made against him and allegedly physically assaulted her.

Attempts by officers to locate the accused on that occasion proved futile.

The victim then returned to the station on August 6, to make another report of the breach of a protection order.

Officers proceeded to her home, where they met with the man and questioned him in connection with the reports made.

He was arrested and taken to the West End Police Station.

The Western Division’s Gender-Based Violence Unit (WD-GBVU) was contacted in connection with the matter and investigations were spearheaded by W/Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Cpl Manswell.

The accused was subsequently charged by WPC Dominique of the WD-GBVU.

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