17-year-old boy in custody for rape, murder of 1-year-old girl

A 17-year-old boy will spend the night in the custody of homicide officers after a 15-month-old baby girl who was left in his care was sexually assaulted and beaten to death at their Palo Seco home.

70-year-old man granted $100,000 bail on charge of raping 12-year-old girl

A 70-year-old taxi driver who allegedly committed a sexual act on a 12-year-old girl has been granted $100,000 bail.

Giefton Raymond of Marabella, was also granted a cash bail alternative of $20,000 when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

The charge alleged that on April 1st, Raymond committed an act of sexual penetration on the minor.

He was not called upon to plea to the charge as it was laid indictably.

Raymond has been ordered not have contact with the child.

The matter was adjourned to May 1st.

Vendor to serve 23 years jail for raping mentally-challenged girl

Market vendor Narine Ragoonanan who sexually assaulted a mentally challenged nine-year-old girl, then raped and impregnated her at age 15 will spend the next 23 years and seven months in jail.

Ragoonanan, 53, also called Ragoonanan Narine, was found guilty of two counts of grievous sexual assault and three months later he pleaded guilty to raping her.

In passing sentence in the San Fernando Second Assizes, Justice Hayden St Clair Douglas commented on the girl’s developmental and learning challenges.

Woman raped by Freeport taxi driver; suspect held by police

A Freeport taxi-driver is now in police custody, hours after being accused of raping a 32-year-old woman, who was a passenger in his vehicle.

The woman escaped possible further harm by freeing herself from the trunk of the vehicle.

The woman, of Enterprise, boarded an H-taxi, a green Nissan B14, occupied by the driver and one other passenger at St. Mary’s Junction, to go to her place of work at Arena Road, Freeport, around 8:10 am, on Thursday.

Tobago police officer charged with rape

A 21-year-old Tobago police constable has been arrest charged with rape.

According to reports, around 10:55 pm on Monday 27th February 2017, the 27-year-old victim was at Renaissance Roxborough when she made prior arrangement with a man whom she knows as a police officer to take her to her home.

However, on arrival to her home, the man then requested to enter her apartment to take a rest.

The woman obliged but according to reports, the man then lifted her bodily, placed her on her bed and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

Man arrested in connection with rape of 13 year old girl

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with allegations of rape involving a 13-year-old girl.

Reports are the teenager was found at a house in east Trinidad by police and told police she had been taken there by a 27-year-old man.

The teen says she was assaulted at the house.

The girl was dressed in her school uniform when police found her.

Police said that the 27-year-old suspect was detained after the man was told of the assault.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the Sangre Grande police station.