A Columbian national who has been in the country illegally since 2008, was denied bail when he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with the sexual touching of a nine-year-old child.
The offence is alleged to have occurred on Sunday 24th September, 2017, at the child’s Port-of-Spain home.
Josea Alberto Mina Mazuera, 46, of La Baja Road, St. Joseph, appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to answer to the charge.
Bail was denied to facilitate the processing of an immigration detention order and the accused remanded into custody.
The matter was adjourned to Friday 29th December, 2017.
Mina Mazuera, was charged by WPC Whitney Charles, of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division, on Tuesday 19th December, 2017.