Two elderly men have appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting their granddaughters.
The men, who were among a group of five men charged with sexual offences against minors appeared in court yesterday.
They were arrested by detectives of the Child Protection Unit (CPS) over the weekend.
According to a release from the Police Service, in the first incident, a male relative of an 11-year-old victim from east Trinidad was walking past a bedroom window at the family’s home when he saw his brother sexually abusing their niece.
The man contacted police and his 35-year-old brother was arrested and charged with sexual penetration of a minor.
While interviewing the victim, investigators learned that the child had also been abused by her grandfather since 2016.
The 59-year-old grandfather was then arrested and slapped with eight sexual touching charges.
Officers of the North Eastern Division CPS arrested the second grandfather on Saturday after the eight-year-old victim reported that he attacked her while she was having a shower.
The 77-year-old pensioner was charged with sexual penetration of a minor.
The same group of investigators then arrested a 22-year-old man for raping a 17-year-old girl.
The teenager reported to police that she was at the man’s home when they had an argument that mushroomed into a physical confrontation.
The victim claimed that she attempted to leave, but was stopped by the man, who choked her and raped her.
The man was arrested and charged with sexual penetration of a minor, false imprisonment, and assault. The fifth alleged sexual offender was arrested in Tobago for an attack, which allegedly took place in March.
The 15-year-old victim reported to police that the 28-year-old man picked her up at her home and took her to a secluded part of Bloody Bay, where he allegedly raped her. All the investigations were conducted by Superintendent George, ASP Nowbutt, Inspectors Baptiste, Davidson, Sgt Miller, Cpl Williams, WPCs Alleyne, Ashby and Jackson of the CPU.