Police have released a man who was caught on camera taking a teenage girl into his car after the girl refused to give them a statement.
On Thursday officers attached to the Child Protection Unit and the North Division were made aware of the incident involving a 14-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man in Arima.
Police were told that the man was seen kissing the teen and dragging her into a car, claiming to be her father.
In a video which was shared on social media, the man was heard shouting and telling eyewitnesses that he was the father of the child and that he was taking her home when confronted by people who challenged what was going on.
A woman’s voice was heard repeatedly asking why he was seen kissing the child on the mouth previously. A woman in a Defence Force uniform and another woman were then seen helping the girl.
Another man was heard saying, “Allyuh, no, no, no, something wrong with that young girl, she not drunk.”
One of two women then wet the child’s face.
The man with the girl then shouted, “This is my daughter! Baby, come on. She don’t need nothing, you know why? Is either in or out, is her choice.”
“You kiss your child in her mouth?” a woman is heard asking.
While the man pulled the girl away from the two women, a third was heard warning that if anything happens to her it will be a result of their inaction. Police were eventually called in and the car was intercepted in the Cumuto area with the man being detained for questioning.