Fifty-four year old Elias Monroeaka appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate last week charged with paying for the sexual services of a 15-year-old girl.

Monroeaka of Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan, appeared before the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on March 17th after being charged with the offence by PC Castle of the North-Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) on March 16th.

The matter was adjourned to April 15th. According to police reports, Monroe was arrested on 16th March following investigations surrounding the details of a report made to the CPU in March 2019 by a 15-year-old that a man allegedly paid her to stay home from school and to have sex with him.

The man allegedly gave the girl $250. A report was subsequently made to the police who immediately initiated an investigation and later charged MONROE with one count of paying for sexual services of a child. Enquiries were headed by Insp (Ag.) Davidson and W/Cpl Peters-Wilson of the CPU.