A 38-year-old Golconda man was denied bail on Monday after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with sexually touching his 11-year-old niece. He was remanded into custody by Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh pending living arrangements and consideration of bail. He is expected to reappear before the court on September 17th.

According to police reports, the suspect was charged by WPC Quashie-Gay, of the Southern Division CPU, on September 12th, following a police report made on September 9th by an 11-year-old girl that her uncle allegedly touched her inappropriately.

During the course of the investigation, CPU officers discovered that while the girl was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a man known to her, the suspect allegedly placed his hands on her upper thigh and on her private part. The suspect was subsequently arrested yesterday and later charged with one count of sexual touching of a child.