Sexual Assault

Bail for 2 cops charged in sex assault on girl, 16

A San­gre Grande mag­is­trate has al­lowed two po­lice of­fi­cers ac­cused of sex of­fences against a 16-year-old girl to con­tin­ue on sta­tion bail un­til their next court ap­pear­ance.

In­spec­tor Christo­pher Fuentes, 55 and Cpl Din­di­al Joseph, 45, were both charged with sex­u­al of­fences against the teenag­er fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion Roger Gas­pard on Wednes­day night.

Both of­fi­cers were grant­ed po­lice sta­tion bail by a Jus­tice of the Peace at San­gre Grande Po­lice Sta­tion that same night.

Ex-coach loses rape appeal, to complete 17-year term

A 65-year-old net­ball coach has lost his ap­peal which chal­lenged his con­vic­tion of rap­ing a woman who once played on a net­ball team.

De­liv­er­ing a 48-page judge­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain­on Wednes­day, three Ap­pel­late Judges dis­missed all six com­plaints raised by the man, a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, of Ch­agua­nas. They al­so af­firmed the 17-year sen­tence he re­ceived when he was con­vict­ed.

His iden­ti­ty has been with­held by this news­pa­per to pro­tect the vic­tim.

Cocorite man appears in court charged with sexual penetration of a minor

Dave Balkisson a 44-year-old vendor from Cocorite has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 14-year-old girl.

Balkisson was charged with three counts of sexual penetration and one count of sexual touching against the victim, when he appeared before Magistrate Aida Mohammed in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on February 6th.

He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to February 18th.

Cunupia man charged with having sex with a minor

Jonathan Mohammed, 32 a painter of Warrenville, Cunupia appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today charged with sexual penetration of a 15-year-old female.

Mohammed appeared before Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally, he was denied bail and remanded into custody.

The matter was adjourned to March 1st.

According to police reports, the accused is alleged to have committed the offence against the teen on January 19th, which led to a report of the incident being made to police on January, 2nd.

Repeat sex offender detained by police

A man who was charged and released on bail for several previous sexual offences is due to be placed on several identification parades tomorrow.

According to police reports, he was arrested by officers of the Central Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguanas district this morning in connection with several reports of serious indecency and indecent exposure.

The suspect from Enterprise, Chaguanas, who is in his late thirties, was wanted in connection with a number of sexual offences and other crimes occurring in the Division.

Man charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old girl ordered to St Ann's Hospital

A Laventille man has been remanded to the St. Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation and a report, after appearing before a Port-of-Spain magistrate yesterday, charged with sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 13-year-old girl.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred on Monday 18th June, 2018, in the St. Clair district.

Evans Julien, a PH taxi driver, of Picton Road, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ 7th Court, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, to answer to the charges.

San Juan man charged with sexual assault of girls aged 10 and 12 years old

A San Juan man has been denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with the sexual penetration and sexual touching of two girls.

Celvin Allong, 29, a mason, of San Juan, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 18th May, 2018, charged with three counts of sexual penetration against a 12-year-old girl and one count of sexual touching against a 10-year-old girl.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 14th June, 2018.

Princes Town man charged with sexual assault of special needs woman

A Princes Town man, charged with buggery and grievous sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman with developmental delays, has been granted bail in the amount of $300,000 with surety, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate today.

Negus Charles, 38, a labourer, of Realize Road, Princes Town, who is also charged with indecent assault, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 21st May, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 18th June, 2018.

Cunupia man with fake social media profile charged with sexual assault

The Cunupia man who allegedly set up fake social media profiles to lure young women interested in a career in modelling is to be charged with one count of indecent assault and one count of grievous sexual assault.

The man of Dyette trace identified as Christopher Bernard aka kyle romiah was arrested at his home on Thursday, February 22nd. 

An 18-year-old woman alleges that on Monday, February 20th, she responded to an advertisement on FB alleging to be from an international modelling agency about a photo shoot.

Laventille man charged with indecent assault granted bail

Samuel Franklin, 56, was granted bail after appearing before a Port-of Spain Magistrate, charged with indecent assault against a 16-year-old girl. 

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Laventille man was granted $80,000 bail, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with indecent assault against a 16- year-old girl.

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