Sex crimes against children soar

The T&T Police Service’s (TTPS) Child Protection Unit (CPU) says it is concerned about the prevalence of sex crime against children. This as only 28 per cent of child abuse cases investigated by the unit have been resolved, while 84 per cent of the cases are currently before the court.

The statistics were given by the CPU’s Insp Beverly Paul during the weekly police briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain yesterday.

The CPU, which was established in May 2015, has so far investigated a total of 3,108 cases since its inception.

PM: Security breach has put "children of Attorney General" under threat

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says a national security officer has created a major security breach that has put the lives of the "children of the Attorney General" under threat, by releasing photos of two children holding weapons.

Although Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has not admitted that the children in the photos released in Parliament by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal were his, the Prime Minister made a link while speaking during the Budget debate in the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon.

Children's Authority counsels children found drugged and naked in van

The Children's Authority is providing counselling to two girls who were kidnapped and found naked inside a van.

The two girls, aged 9 and 14 were rescued by police when they found naked, drugged and kidnapped in the van that was parked in a cane field.

The suspect, who was in the driver's seat is in police custody.

The Authority’s Emergency Response Team visited the family last evening and provided support to the children and their mother.