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A 57-year-old man and his 29-year-old son appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate jointly charged with a series of sexual offences against a female minor, which spanned the course of three years.

The father and son, who both reside in Macoya, were charged on November 26 by WPC Alleyne of the Northern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The two were arrested in connection to a report made by a 14-year-old girl that she was assaulted by two men known to her.

In the first case, the girl told the investigator that her next-door neighbour would come over to her home to assist her bedridden relative.

During that time, the 57-year-old man would sexually assault her. The girl eventually confided to her friend’s mother about the alleged acts and a report was subsequently made to the CPU.

WPC Alleyne investigated and found the girl was made to endure three years of abuse.

The 57-yer-old man was held and charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of sexual touching of a minor. In the second case, the investigator also discovered that the man’s son was allegedly assaulting the girl.

Police learnt that whenever the child stayed away from school, the next-door neighbour would invite her to come over to his home. During that time, he would sexually assault her.

This occurred over a one-year period.

A manhunt was launched for the 29-year-old suspect who was eventfully arrested and charged with ten counts of sexual penetration of a minor.

Boy 13, beaten, sexually assaulted by Gasparillo man

A 51-year-old Gasparillo man appeared in court charged with two counts of sexual penetration, one count of sexual touching, and one count of assault by beating all against a 13-year-old boy.

According to the TTPS, the incident occurred on August 22.

It is alleged the 13-year-old boy was riding his bike along Bedeau Street, Gasparillo, when a man, whom he knows only by face, called out to him.

The man took him to an abandoned house at the corner of Dalloo Road and Warden Road Gasparillo where the accused beat the boy.

After the physical attack, the boy told police that the man allegedly held him down and performed several sexual acts on him.

A report was subsequently made to the CPU and an investigation led to the arrest and charges being laid against the man by WPC Romilly of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

Man, 35, held for sex crimes against teen cousin, 15

The 35-year-old cousin of a 15-year-old girl appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate yesterday charged with three counts of sexual touching of a minor.

The suspect was charged on November 26 by Cpl (Ag) Joseph of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The 15-year-old girl told police she was subjected to three years of abuse at the hands of her cousin at their home.

The acts are said to have occurred during the period 2017 to 2020. The girl eventually confided to a family member who reported the incidents to the police.

DJ charged for raping girl, 15

A DJ, from Golconda, was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual penetration against a 15-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

The TTPS said the 24-year-old man was charged by WPC Ramroop of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The girl’s relative reported to police that the teen was being sexually abused by a man known to her.

During an investigation, it was discovered that the girl had met a man on Facebook in February 2020, and began journeying to his home on several occasions where the man allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.

The man appeared in court yesterday.