A 27-year-old gardener who appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate in a virtual hearing yesterday, was granted $75,000 bail after being charged with sexual penetration of a minor.
The Police Service confirms that the man, who resides in Barrackpore, was arrested and charged on November 23rd by WPC Romilly, of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).
The arrest and charge followed a report made by a 16-year-old female relative of the accused. She had reported to police that she had been subjected to months of sexual assaults by the man.
According to the girl’s account, the accused had a sexual relationship with her which spanned from November 2019 to October 2020.
WPC Romilly launched an investigation which led to the man being charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a minor.
The investigation was spearheaded by W/Supt (Ag.) Natasha George and ASP (Ag) Sookdeo and was supervised by W/Insp (Ag) Francis.