A 57-year-old PH taxi driver was ordered to pay $15,000 to a 14-year-old girl after pleading guilty to sexually touching her.

Yamandeo Harrypersad, who resides in Williamsville, was also fined $5,000 after appearing before Princes Town Magistrate Indira R. Misir-Gosine today, July 15th.

He was arrested and charged by WPC Romilly, of the South-Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU), following a police report on March 22nd, 2021, in which a 14-year-old told police that she was sexually touched by a man.

An investigation was subsequently launched during which CPU detectives learnt that while travelling with her father in a taxi driven by Harrypersad, her father stepped out of the vehicle.

During his absence, HARRYPERSAD turned around and placed his hand on her vagina.

Harrypersad was later charged with one count of sexual touching of a child. The investigation was spearheaded by W/Superintendent of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne and Insp (Ag.) Khan.