Two men were denied bail when they appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate charged with sexual acts against their 14-year-old nephews. The following is a press release from the TPPS:

Two men, ages 39 and 46, were denied bail for sexual acts to their 14-year-old nephews when they appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate yesterday. In the first incident, a 39-year-old labourer, of Lower Barrackpore, was remanded into custody after appearing before the court charged with eight counts of sexual touching of a child and one count of engaging in a sexual activity in the presence of a child.

According to a police report in July 2021, during the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, on dates unknown, and on a date unknown in the month of May 2021, a 14-year-old boy was at the home of his uncle where it is alleged that the man touched his private part and buttocks repeatedly.

At the time of the alleged assaults, the boy was 10, 12 and 14-years-old. In the second incident, a 46-year-old doubles vendor, of Princes Town, was also remanded into custody after appearing in court charged with one count of sexual penetration and sexual touching of a child. In this report made in April 2021, police were told that the boy went to his uncle’s house in December 2020 to drop off a piece of foil paper when the man allegedly called him upstairs

. There, the man reportedly made the boy perform oral sex on him in a bedroom. Both men were arrested and charged by WPC Ramroop of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) and the matters were heard by Magistrate Indira R. Misir-Gosine. The investigations were headed by W/Superintendent of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne, with direct supervision by Insp. Khan of the CPU. Meanwhile, the 39-year-old accused is scheduled to reappear before the court on September 15th, 2021, and the 46-year-old on September 3rd, 2021.