A 56-year-old man was charged with three counts of sexual penetration to his eight-year-old niece. He was denied bail and will reappear before the court on October 18th, 2021. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

A 56-year-old man, who appeared virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate last Monday charged with three counts of sexual penetration to his eight-year-old niece, was denied bail.

The accused is expected to reappear before the court on October 18th, 2021. He was charged on October 1st by WPC Charles of the North-Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) following a report made to police in August 2021 by an eight-year-old girl who told police that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man known to her. According to the girl, sometime in February 2019, while at the home of her aunt, the woman’s common law husband instructed her to have a bath.

During the alleged incident, the girl raised an alarm which caused her aunt to intervene, attempting to stop the assault. The suspect, however, allegedly prevented the woman from removing the girl from the situation and continued assaulting her.

CPU detectives were subsequently notified about the incident and an investigation, spearheaded by W/Superintendent of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne and Insp Davidson, resulted in the arrest of the suspect. He was later charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a child.