A 32-year-old man was ordered to have no contact with a 16-year-old girl after appearing before a Couva magistrate yesterday..

The accused, who resides in Bank Village, Carapichaima, appeared before the court charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child.

The order was made by Magistrate Christine Charles as part of his bail conditions which was set at $125,000.

He will reappear before the court on July 9.

He was arrested by WPC Hospedales, of the Central Division Child Protection Unit (CPU), on February 11 in connection with a report made to police by a girl that a man took her to a house in central Trinidad where he allegedly sexually penetrated her.

Investigations, supervised by Insp Haynes, led to the charge being laid against the suspect.

Tobago woman charged with cruelty to daughter, 14

A Tobago woman has been granted $50,000 bail with a surety on charges of cruelty to a child.

The 36-year-old accused, who resides in Carnbee, was granted bail by Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

She was charged with one count of cruelty to a child on February 12 by WPC Lovelace, of the Tobago Division Child Protection Unit (CPU), following an investigation into a report made to the police by a 14-year-old girl that she was allegedly physically abused by her mother.

According to the girl, she was injured following an incident at her home.

She also reported to the police that it was not the first time that she would have been subjected to physical abuse at the hands of the accused.

Investigations led to the charge being laid against the girl’s mother.

The investigation was supervised by Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne, acting ASP Roberts and Sgt Miller.