A 31-year-old Guyanese was denied bail on Monday by a Siparia Magistrate after appearing on nine sexual charges against his 11-year-old niece.

The accused, an operator, was remanded into custody pending criminal tracing from his homeland.

He was charged by WPC Myers, of the South-Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU), following a police report in which a 11-year-old girl and her father revealed a series of sexual assaults over a one-year period.

 According to the girl, during the alleged acts, which occurred from June2020 to June 2021, her uncle sexually penetrated and touched her inappropriately.

Following an investigation, led by W/Superintendent of Police (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne who was supported by ASP Roberts, Insp (Ag.) Knuttand Sgt (Ag.) Taylor, the suspect was charged with seven counts of sexual penetration and two counts of sexual touching of a child.

He will reappear before the court on August 16th.