A 40-year-old man was granted $150,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court charged with one count of engaging in a sexual activity in the presence of a child. He is expected to reappear before a Magistrate on March 28th.

According to a police report, on July 15th, 2021 a 5-year-old girl was at her home, when someone known to her allegedly engaged in a sexual activity in her presence. WPC Mc Gregor of the Child Protection Unit in the South Western Division conducted an investigation into the matter, which resulted in the arrest and subsequent charge of a 40-year-old man on February 26th. Investigations were supervised by W/Supt. (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne, ASP (Ag.) Roberts, Insp. Knutt, Sgt. (Ag.), Taylor and Cpl. (Ag.) Fairley.