A San Fernando man was charged with sexually touching his stepdaughter and was ordered to stay three miles away from the girl. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A 40-year-old man was ordered to have no contact or communication with his 12-year-old stepdaughter after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with sexually touching her.

The accused, who resides in San Fernando, was also instructed to stay three miles away from the girl and her relatives and surrender his passport as part of his bail conditions which were set at $150,000 with a surety.

He will reappear before the court on September 13th.

The man was arrested on August 14th by officers of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) who were conducting an investigation into a police report made in July 2021 in which a 12-yearold girl stated that she was allegedly sexually touched by a familiar man.

Lead investigator, WPC Hamilton, later discovered that while at home during the period of January to December 2017 and January to December 2018, the accused allegedly sexually touched her on her private parts. At the time of the alleged acts, the girl was seven and eight years old respectively.

The investigation was spearheaded by W/Superintendent of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne, and supervised by Insp (Ag.) Khan.