Three men held for offences against children

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 13:00

The Child  Protection  Unit (CPU) is once again advising all parents and guardians to  be  extremely  vigilant  concerning  their  children’s  overall well-being,  and to take  all  preventative  measures  to  ensure their children’s safety is not jeopardised.

The warning comes as the CPU conducted several intelligence-led exercises over the weekend, which led to arrest of three  men for several offences against children.

In the first incident, officers of the Tobago CPU arrested  and charged a  father  for  one  count  of  cruelty  against  a  child, arising  out  of  an incident which occurred on Saturday 8 February, 2020. W/Cpl Mills-Walters of the Tobago CPU laid the charge.

The  accused  appeared  before  a  Scarborough  Magistrate  on Monday  10 February  2020,  where  the  matter  was  adjourned  to today, Tuesday 11 February 2020, where he is expected to answer to the charge.

In second incident, officers of the North Eastern CPU arrested and charged  a  37-year-old  man  for  one  count  of  sexual  penetration against  a  female  victim,  one  count  abduction of  a  female  and  one count taxi not to be used for indecent or immoral purpose.

The  taxi  driver  was  granted  $100,000  bail  with  surety  when  he appeared  before  a  Port-of-Spain  Magistrate  on  Monday  10 February, 2020.

WPC Johnson of the North Eastern CPU laid the charges.

In  the  final  leg  of  exercises,  officers  of  the  Port-of-Spain  CPU arrested  a  25-year-old  man  on  a  report  of  sexual  touching  of  a female minor.

Cpl  (Ag.)  Mckain  of  the  Port-of-Spain CPU is  actively investigating in which a charge is imminent.

The  exercises  were  coordinated  by  W/Supt.  (Ag.)  George  and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with W/Sgt. Morton.

For the year thus far, the CPU has successfully charged 29 persons for 56 offences.

The CPU is encouraging citizens with information on child abuse to immediately report it to the nearest police station, or contact the police at 999, 555, or report anonymously through the TTPS Mobile App.



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