Saturday 5 December, 2020

Stepfather among two charged with sexually assaulting girls, 15, 17

Two men will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Friday to answer to sexual assault charges against two female minors after being nabbed by Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers earlier this week.

The duo, a 55-year-old and a 56-year-old, both of Diego Martin were held by Western Division CPU officers during two separate exercises.

In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl reported to police that during the period September 2019 to July 2020 while at the home of her stepfather, he allegedly had sexual intercourse with her and kissed her on her lips.

WPC Johnson-Eccles led enquires into this report following which she arrested the 55-year-old suspect on July 13.

The suspect was subsequently slapped with eight counts of sexual penetration of a child and two counts of indecent assault.

In the second incident, Western Division CPU officers were alerted to a report of a sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl.

According to the victim’s account, during the period December 2018 to July 2019 on dates unknown, while at the suspect’s address, he allegedly touched the victim on her breast and vagina.

An investigation, led by WPC Ornella-Dorman, was launched and resulted in the arrest of the 56-year-old suspect on July 14.

The man was charged with five counts of sexual touching of a child.

The investigations were spearheaded by Inspector Boodoo of the Western Division CPU.

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