Just over a year after a 51-year-old school driver allegedly committed sexual touching of a 13-year-old girl he appeared in court yesterday for the crime.

According to the police, the man—who was hired to drive the girl to school—was granted $40,000 bail when he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, yesterday charged with one count of sexual touching of a child.

The accused will reappear before the court when the matter comes up for hearing on February 18.

Police said the man, who resides in Diamond Vale, Diego Martin, was arrested on January 20 and charged Thursday by WPC Kerr of the Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

WPC Kerr laid the charge following an investigation into a report made by a 13-year-old girl in January 2020, that while on her way to school seated in the taxi driven by the man, her school driver, he allegedly assaulted her.

Investigations resulted in the man being charged with one count of sexual touching.