A 20-year-old Diego Martin man was granted bail after her appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Wednesday. He was charged with sexually penetrating a minor. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

A 20-year-old man was granted bail when he appeared yesterday before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate charged with sexually penetrating a girl.

The accused, who resides in Diego Martin, is expected to reappear before the court on October 20th, 2021.

The man was arrested following an investigation by Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers into a report of a missing girl.

Cpl (Ag) Davis-Guerra, of the Western Division CPU, conducted further enquiries into the report following which the girl was found in Santa Cruz. The girl reportedly told police that she had sexual intercourse with a man.

The investigation, spearheaded by W/Superintendent, Claire Guy-Alleyne and directly supervised by W/Sgt Simmons and Sgt (Ag) James, resulted in the arrest of the man.

He was subsequently charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child.

The girl has since been reunited with her parents.