Scarborough Magistrates' Court, Tobago.

A 36-year-old Tobago woman was granted $50,000 bail with a surety when she appeared in a virtual hearing before a Scarborough Magistrate on Friday 12 February 2021, charged with cruelty to a child.

The accused, who resides in Carnbee, was granted bail by Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

Guardian Media understands the woman was charged with one count of cruelty to a child on February 12th by WPC Lovelace of the Tobago Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The charge was laid following an investigation into a report made to the police by a 14-year-old girl that she was allegedly physically abused by her mother.

According to the girl, she was injured following an incident at her home.

She also reported to the police that it was not the first time that she would have been subjected to physical abuse at the hands of her mother, the accused.

Investigations led to the charge being laid against the girl’s mother last Friday.

The investigation was supervised by W/Supt (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne, ASP (Ag) Roberts and Sgt Miller.