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The three police officers and the civilian held today are being questioned about the trafficking of persons

A Gasparillo farmer was remanded into custody for tracing after appearing in court charged with rape.

Darnell Baird, 33, appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor in the San Fernando First Court.

The charge alleged that he had sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent at Gasparillo on November 29, 2019. He was charged by WPC Seepersad.

Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan asked for an opportunity for a fingerprint trace to be done through the police database system to determine whether he had a criminal record. Baird admitted to having one previous conviction for marijuana possession. He was represented by attorney Ainsley Lucky.

The matter was adjourned to Monday.