Two men appeared in court in Princes Town and San Fernando yesterday charged with performing sex acts with two minors.

According to police, the men, aged 57 and 25, of Barrackpore and La Romaine respectively, were charged in two separate incidents on Monday by officers of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

In the first incident, PC Quashie-Gay was detailed to investigate a report of alleged sexual abuse of a nine-year-old girl.

According to reports, the girl was asleep at home when she was awakened by the suspect kissing her lips and touching her inappropriately. A few days later, the suspect came into her bedroom and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was arrested and charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of sexual touching of a minor.

In the second incident, WPC Luke was called in to probe an incident after a woman reported she was going through her son’s phone and saw inappropriate text conversations between her son and an adult male.

Investigations revealed that the suspect developed a friendship with the 16-year-old boy, following which he sexually assaulted him.

The suspect was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a minor.