A 63-year-old man has been arrested and charged with sexually touching a minor. The arrest was made by the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) yesterday.
He appeared virtually before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court the same day and was remanded into custody. He is expected to reappear in court on August 30th.
According to police reports, the incident allegedly occurred on an unknown date in December 2019. A 14-year-old boy was at the home of the accused, who is a close family friend when the 63-year-old allegedly touched him inappropriately.
A report was made to the Princes Town Police Station on May 10th 2020. The CPU was notified and WPC Alexander conducted enquiries. It led to the arrest of the accused at his home on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 by Ag Insp Khan, Ag Sgt Mohammed, and officers of the Southern Division CPU. He was taken to the Princes Town Police Station and formally charged by WPC Alexander.