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Two men, ages 25 and 29, have been charged with the abduction of a woman and sexual penetration of a minor.

The duo surrendered to officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU)

yesterday Tuesday.

According to the 16-year-old girl, she boarded a PH taxi at

Five Rivers Junction, Arouca, to be taken to her home.

Both occupants, the driver and front seat passenger, were persons known

to her as they lived in her area.

Instead, the men reportedly took her to Victory Heights, Arouca, where they allegedly forced her out of the car, held her down and both took turns sexually assaulting her without her consent.

After the ordeal, the girl made a report to the police and WPC Dorman of the Northern Division CPU, who conducted enquiries, launched a manhunt for the suspects.

The men, however surrendered, to CPU officers at the Belmont Police Station following which they were jointly charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor and one count of abduction of a female.

They will answer to the charges when the matter is called at the Arima Magistrates’ Court.