Tunapuna man charged with rape of 18-year-old woman

A 35-year-old man is now in police custody in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman which occurred yesterday in Tunapuna.

The suspect, of Tunapuna, was arrested by officers of the Tunapuna Police Station, following a report made by the woman alleging that the man had raped her around 2:30 pm on Monday at an apartment in Tunapuna.

The victim was at a relative’s apartment when a man known to her entered the premises and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her against her will.

A report was made to the Tunapuna Police Station on the same day and the victim was taken to the St. Joseph Health Centre for medical treatment.

The suspect was subsequently arrested at the said apartment at 4 pm that same day.

PC Seecharan, of the Tunapuna Police Station, is continuing enquiries

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