Three men will appear before magistrates in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court and the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court today, each charged with sexual penetration of a minor.

The men, ages 22, 33 and 35 years respectively, were held over the weekend in three separate exercises executed by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) and the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

In the first incident, a 22-year-old man of Chester Street, Debe, was arrested in connection with a report made by a 17-year-old girl that she allegedly was sexually assaulted by a man while at her home.

WPC Alexander, of the Southern Division CPU, led the investigation, which ended in the arrest of the suspect on December 18th.

He is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate, today.

In the second incident, a 33-year-old local rap artiste was arrested following an investigation by Cpl (Ag.) Rohan, also of the Southern Division CPU, into a report which alleged that he was found in the bedroom of a 15-year-old girl, engaging in sexual intercourse. The suspect was arrested on December 20th and will also appear before a San Fernando Magistrate.

In the third incident, officers arrested a 35-year-old farmer of Barrackpore, following a report made by a relative of a 13-year-old girl that she allegedly was sexually assaulted by a man while walking along Clement Street, Barrackpore.

Cpl (Ag.) Fairley, of the Southern Division CPU, led the investigation in which he learnt that the accused called the girl over to his house while she was walking along the street. When she entered the house, the girl told police that the man allegedly locked the door, pushed her on his bed where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was arrested on December 19th and is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today.

The exercise was spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag) Natasha George, ASP (Ag.) Sookdeo and W/Insp Francis of the CPU, and included a team from SORT.