A 32-year-old Pleasantville man charged with sexually penetrating his niece was ordered to stay away from her by a San Fernando Magistrate. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A 32-year-old man was ordered to have no communication with his 14-year-old niece when he appeared yesterday before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with sexually penetrating her.

The accused, of Pleasantville, San Fernando, who pleaded not guilty, was also instructed to stay 500 metres away from the girl and to report to his local police station once per week as part of his bail conditions which were set at $150,000 with a surety. According to the man’s niece, on July 12th, while at home, the accused allegedly made her perform oral sex on him.

Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers were subsequently informed about the incident on the same day and launched an investigation into the report. The suspect was arrested on September 14th by WPC Alexander of the Southern Division CPU and later charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child.

He is scheduled to reappear before the court on October 12th, 2021. Investigations into the report were headed by W/Superintendent of Police (Ag), Claire Guy-Alleyne, with direct supervision by Insp (Ag) Khan of the Southern CPU.