A 46-year-old man, of Cascade, was granted $75,000 bail with a surety when he appeared in court on a charge of Cruelty to a Child.

The accused was arrested and charged with cruelty of a child by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) on Wednesday .

The victim, a minor, reported to officers, that his father tried feeding him.

The boy refused to eat. During the process some food spilled on the ground. Whilst the minor was cleaning the floor, it was alleged that the accused picked up a brown belt and placed it around the boy’s neck and dragged him from the kitchen to the dining room. It was alleged the accused also kicked the boy.

WPC Bostic was detailed to conduct the investigations, which resulted in the accused being arrested by officers the Child Protection Unit (CPU).

He appeared virtually at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court and was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the boy.