Tobago man charged with offences against female minor

A Tobago man is expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate today, charged with offences against a female minor.

The offences reportedly occurred on Sunday 12th April 2020.

Official police reports state that 28-year-old straightener, HULLON JOHN, of Culloden Bay Road, Golden Lane, Tobago, was charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor and one count of child endangerment, on Tuesday 14th April 2020, by officers of the Tobago Police Division’s Child Protection Unit (CPU).

According to reports, officers of the CPU were on mobile patrol around 11:00pm on Sunday 12th April 2020, when they received information from the Tobago Operations Centre relative to a child found in someone’s property. Upon arriving at the location, the officers met a 12-yearold female victim.

Investigations revealed she had been invited to a COVID-19 house party with several other persons. During the party, the victim was offered alcohol which she drank and then sexually assaulted by the host of the party.

She was then dropped off at Store Bay Branch Road, Store Bay, where she was found by a resident.

Officers immediately carried out a search for the suspect and subsequently had cause to stop a motor vehicle proceeding along Store Bay Local Road, with three occupants.

Two of the occupants were released while the third occupant, Hullon John, was arrested in connection with the incident.

Investigations were spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag) George and ASP Nowbutt, while, charges were laid by WPC Small, all of CPU Tobago.