A 52-year-old man will appear in a virtual hearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today to answer to five counts of sexual penetration of a minor.

A release from the Police Service confirms that the man was arrested on Friday 6th November, 2020, and charged yesterday, Tuesday 10th November 2020, by WPC Charles of the Port-of-Spain Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The charges followed an investigation into an incident on the night of November 5th, in which a security company supervisor found an employee on a job site with a 14-year-old female minor.

The supervisor told police that she informed the man that he was not authorised to have anyone else on the compound and both the man and the girl left.

She later reported the incident to director of the security company who launched an investigation into the incident. The company’s investigations resulted in the discovery of an alleged video in which the accused reportedly was seen sexually abusing the female minor in security booth.

The accused reportedly was summoned to the company’s head office after the police were contacted and informed of the report.

Upon his arrival at the office, security personnel attached to the company attempted to arrest the man.  However, a struggle ensued during which the man sustained injuries. Eventually, the man was subdued and CPU officers arrived at the scene and took him to the hospital.

WPC Charles continued investigations where she learnt that the victim, the man’s daughter, allegedly had been abused since November 2019.

The man was later charged with five counts of sexual penetration of a minor.

He will answer when the matter comes up for hearing today, Wednesday 11th November 2020, at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court.