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 2 Men Charged for Sex with Minors

2 Men Charged for Sex with Minors

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TWO men have been charged with separate incidents of sexual penetration of a minor.

In one incident, a 32-year-old PH driver from Gran Couva was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a minor following an investigation led by WPC Wilson of the Central Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

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Police reported that WPC Wilson launched enquiries into a report made by a 17-year-old girl in June, that while travelling in a PH taxi to be taken to her home, the driver went off route, where he took her to a lonely area and allegedly sexually assaulted her against her will. The suspect was later arrested and charged on December 8.

He was granted $150,000 bail when he appeared virtually before a Couva Magistrate on Wednesday and is expected to reappear before the Court on January 6, 2021.

In the other incident, a Moruga man, 25, was also granted bail when he appeared virtually before a Princes Town Magistrate on Wednesday, charged with seven counts of sexual penetration of a minor.

Police reported that on November 5, the 14-year-old girl, in company of her mother, made a report to Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers that during the period February 2019 to August 2020, a friend of her family allegedly sexually assaulted her. Investigations conducted by acting Cpl Joseph, of the CPU, revealed that the girl was sexually assaulted on several occasions by the suspect.

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The man was subsequently arrested and charged on December 8 with seven counts of penetration of a child.

The suspect was granted $200,000 bail and instructed to stay 500 feet away from the alleged victim. He is scheduled to reappear before the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on January 6.

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