Pensioner, 77, among two held for sexual offences against minors

Two men are expected to appear before Siparia and Scarborough Magistrates today (Wednesday) to answer to charges of sexual assault against minors, according to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

In the first incident, a 77-year-old suspect was held by officers of the South Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) on one count of sexual touching of a child and one count of indecent assault.

The arrest followed an investigation led by W/Cpl (Ag.) Renn-Lashley of the South Western CPU into a report made by a female minor on May 3.

The pensioner is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today to answer to these charges.

In the second incident, Tobago CPU officers conducted an enquiry into a report made by a female minor on April 30, that she was sexually assaulted by a man.

During the enquiry, lead investigator, W/Cpl (Ag.) Hamilton of the Tobago CPU, unearthed that the victim was subjected to these assaults since the age of eight.

Tobago CPU officers subsequently arrested a 23-year-old male in connection with this report.

He is expected to face a Scarborough Magistrate today to answer to four counts of sexual penetration of a child.

These two investigations were strengthened by W/Supt. (Ag) George, ASP Nowbutt, ASP (Ag) Sookdeo and supervised by Insp. Roberts, and Sgt Miller respectively.

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