A 38-year-old man was granted $50,000 bail when he pleaded not guilty after he appeared before a Point Fortin Magistrate yesterday to two counts of cruelty to his sons.
He will reappear before the court on April 1st.
According to police reports, the accused, a machine and glass operator, who resides in Point Fortin, was arrested and charged on March 5th by WPC Cruickshank of the South-Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) in connection with a report made to police in June 2020.
The boys’ uncle made a report to police stating their father had a habit of physically abusing them. The uncle also told police that two weeks prior to the report, the accused allegedly assaulted them with a cord taken from a vehicle.
The boys were reportedly treated at hospital after sustaining injuries from the alleged assault. Following investigations by CPU detectives, the suspect was subsequently charged with the offences and the children placed in the care of their mother. The investigation was supervised W/Supt (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne, Insp Knutt and Sgt (Ag.) Taylor.