Two charged for abducting, raping girl
Two men are expected to appear virtually before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the abduction of a female and sexual penetration of a minor.
The duo, ages 25 and 29, surrendered to officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old girl told police she boarded a PH taxi at Five Rivers Junction, Arouca, to be taken to her home.
She knew both occupants – the driver and front seat passenger - who live in her area.
Instead of taking her home the men reportedly took her to Victory Heights, Arouca, where they allegedly forced her out of the car, held her down and both took turns sexually assaulting her.
She made a report to the police after the assault.
WPC Dorman of the Northern Division CPU, who conducted enquiries, subsequently launched a manhunt for the suspects.
The men surrendered to CPU officers at the Belmont Police Station following which they were jointly charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor and one count of abduction of a female.