Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Branker of Charlieville has been charged with attempted rape. He is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate today.

According to police reports, the accused was arrested on Wednesday 10th March, 2021, relative to the report of an attempted rape which allegedly occurred on February 21st when a woman visited the home of her co-worker located at Charlieville.

The woman alleged that upon arrival at the location around 8:45 am she met the accused, who invited her inside the premises, then indicated that he was going to call her co-worker.

However, a short while later the accused informed the woman that her co-worker was not home, he then allegedly restrained her and proceeded to drag her into his bedroom, where he attempted to perform sexual acts upon her without her consent. The woman later escaped and made a report at the Chaguanas Police Station.

The woman was later taken to seek medical attention and a medical certificate was obtained on her behalf. Enquiries were conducted by A/ Cpl Phillips and officers of the Chaguanas CID