Following a joint investigation by officers of the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) and the Child Protection Unit (CPU), a 42-year-old man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today charged with two counts of cruelty to a child, and one count of assault by beating.
According to police reports, it is alleged that the suspect entered a bedroom of the home of the victims and a quarrel ensued.
The man reportedly became violent, causing the victims to contact the police. An investigation was immediately launched and concluded with the arrest and charges to the suspect by WPC Mylan-Bostic of the Port-of-Spain CPU. This latest case brings to total 58 persons charged for crimes against children contrary to the Children’s Act 46:01 for 2020.