Two men are expected to appear in court today charged with sexually touching their nieces. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS.

Two men, who were charged with sexually touching their 11-year-old nieces, are expected to appear today before a Port-of-Spain and San Fernando Magistrate to answer to the charges.

The suspects, ages 38 and 40, were held by detectives of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) following investigations into two separate reports of sexual touching of two 11-year-old girls in May and September of this year.

In the first incident, a 38-year-old man of Golconda was charged by WPC Quashie-Gay, of the Southern Division CPU, on September 12th, following a police report made on September 9th by an 11-year-old girl that her uncle allegedly touched her inappropriately.

During the course of the investigation, CPU officers discovered that while the girl was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a man known to her, the suspect allegedly placed his hands on her upper thigh and on her private part.

The suspect was subsequently arrested yesterday and later charged with one count of sexual touching of a child.

In the second incident, Port-of-Spain CPU officers charged a 40-year-oldman of Laventille following a police report made on May 22nd where another 11-year-old girl reported that she too was allegedly sexually touched by a man whom she knows.

WPC Wright conducted further enquiries into the report during which she learnt that on a date unknown during the period April 1st – 30th 2021, the child was at her uncle’s apartment where he allegedly touched on her breasts and buttocks.

The suspect was arrested yesterday and was subsequently charged with one count of sexual touching of a child.

Both investigations were headed by W/Superintendent of Police (Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne with direct supervision by Insps (Ag) Lopez and Khan of the CPU.