Two men—one a pensioner and the other in his 20s—are expected to appear today before Siparia and Scarborough Magistrates, respectively, to answer to charges of sexual assault against minors.

In the first incident, a 77-year-old suspect was held by officers of the South Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) on one count of sexual touching of a child and one count of indecent assault.

The arrest followed an investigation led by W/Cpl (Ag.) Renn-Lashley of the South Western CPU into a report made by a female minor on May 3rd, 2020.

The pensioner is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today to answer to these charges.

In the second incident, Tobago CPU officers conducted an enquiry into a report made by a female minor on April 30th, 2020, that she was sexually assaulted by a man.

During the enquiry, the lead investigator—W/Cpl (Ag.) Hamilton of the Tobago CPU—unearthed that the victim was subjected to these assaults since the age of eight.

Tobago CPU officers subsequently arrested a 23-year-old male in connection with this report.

He is expected to face a Scarborough Magistrate today to answer to four counts of sexual penetration of a child.

Both investigations were strengthened by W/Supt. (Ag) George, ASP Nowbutt, ASP (Ag) Sookdeo and supervised by Insp. Roberts, and Sgt Miller respectively.