A 17-year-old boy is to appear before the Children's Court, charged with the sexual assault and murder of a 15-month-old baby girl.
Last Wednesday, the mother of the child entrusted her in the care of the male relative at her home in Palo Seco.
When she returned home later that day she discovered her daughter unresponsive.
The girl was rushed to the Siparia Health Facility where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy revealed that the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head, a further medical examination revealed that the girl's hymen was ruptured.
On Thursday police officers of the Santa Flora Police Station detained the suspect, he was eventually charged by officials from the Homicide Bureau after instructions were given from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.