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Mother, Stepfathers in Court for Sexual Assault of 2 Girls

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A mother and two stepfathers will appear before a Mayaro and Sangre Grande Magistrate on Monday to answer to alleged sexual assaults against two girls.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated the incidents occurred in the Eastern Division and was investigated by the Child Protection Unit (CPU).

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In the first one, CPU officers were alerted to a case involving a nine year old girl who reported that she was forced to perform sexual acts on her stepfather.

Police Constable Joseph investigated and found that the acts were committed between July 31, 2017 and September 1, 2019, while the child lived with her mother and stepfather.

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The victim told her mother who allegedly failed to act and subsequently reported the incidents to her father who brought her to the police.

The 39 year old mother was arrested and charged by PC Joseph with one count of failing to report the abuse of a minor.

The 35 year old stepfather was held and charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a minor to wit familial relation and one count of sexual touching of a minor.

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Both matters will be heard before the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court today.

In the second incident, WPC Guerra-Kerr arrested a 36 year old labourer and charged him with five counts of sexual penetration of a minor to wit familial relations.

According to the 11 year old girl, between September 5, 2015, and September 1, 2018, her stepfather allegedly sexually assaulted her on several occasions.

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She told police that the abuse came to an end only when her mother and the accused severed ties.

The victim also confided in her father who then brought her to the police.

The stepfather will appear in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court today.

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