A 42- year old Jamaican man was granted $60,000 bail with a surety when he appeared virtually before a Scarborough magistrate on Monday charged with cruelty to a child.
The accused, of Dutch Fort, Scarborough, Tobago, was granted bail by Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.
He was charged on Saturday with one count of cruelty to a child by WPC Trim of the Tobago Division of the Child Protection Unit (CPU).
The charge was laid after WPC Trim, investigated a report made to the police by a 12-year-old, that he was allegedly beaten by a man.
The accused was also ordered to have no communication with the child.
He will reappear before the court on Monday 22nd March, 2021. The investigations were supervised by Acting Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne, Sgt Millie and acting Cpl Clarke.