Two Laventille men charged with kidnapping, rape and buggery

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00

Two Laventille men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the kidnapping, rape and buggery against a 21-year-old woman, by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Keston Modeste, 23, of George Street, Port of Spain, and Khadir Martinez, 21, of Laventille Road, Laventille, are also jointly charged with grievous sexual assault, assault by beating, and false imprisonment.

The men were arrested following a report made by the victim who alleged she was abducted and raped on Friday 11th May, 2018.

The victim was visiting a friend at the George Street, Port of Spain Plannings, when she was allegedly accosted by a man, who took her to a rooftop and proceeded to sexually assault her.

The man then forced the victim into an apartment at the Plannings, which was occupied by another man, where she was again allegedly raped and sexually assaulted multiple times, this time by both men.

The accused were later arrested, while liming along George Street, by officers of the CID Operation Units, on Saturday 12th May, 2018.

Modeste, also faces additional charges of assault with intent to rob and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which were laid by PC Brandon Legall, while PC Mattic McCully laid the remaining charges.