Two people, including a foreign national on sexual charges against minors:Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Two people, including a national from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were granted bail totaling TT$300,000 (One TT dollar=US 0.16 cents) after they appeared in court on sexually related charges against two minors.

Police said the 25-year-old Vincentian was granted TT$200,000 bail with a surety after being charged with sexual penetration of a 14-year-old girl on April 26.

The accused is to report to a police station twice a week.

Police said that the incident occurred in Diego Martin, west of here, in April 2019. The girl, dressed in school uniform, met the accused at a fast-food restaurant and then taken to a house in Diego Martin and sexually assaulted her.

In the other case, a 22-yer-old man was granted TT$100,000 bail with a surety after being charged with sexual touching of a child on April 24. He will also report to the police twice a week.

The police said that the sexual touching charge stemmed from a report made by a nine-year-old girl that earlier this month, while at her father’s house located in Diego Martin, a man touched her private Both men are scheduled to reappear before the court on  May 20.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old man was ordered to have absolutely no contact with his 13-year-old cousin after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate charged with sexual touching of a child.

The accused, a laborer, was given the order by Magistrate Indar Jagroo as part of his bail conditions set at TT$80,000. He will reappear before the court on May 25.

Police said they arrested and charged following a report made to police in September 2020 that a girl, while in the company of her cousin to pick up her sister from work, was sexually touched by the man.

According to the girl, her cousin touched her both on her right thigh above the knee and her right breast.

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