A 37-year-old maxi taxi driver who allegedly beat his wife with a broom handle and sexually assaulted her has been granted $75,000 bail.
The driver appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates Court in Rio Claro, along with his 57-year-old father.
The father was also charged with assaulting his son's wife by threatening to kill her.
They appeared separately before Senior Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.
It is alleged that on Saturday, September 7, during an argument at their Princes Town home the driver beat his wife with a broom handle and then committed an act of grievous sexual assault on her.
During the commotion, it is alleged that the man's father threatened the woman.
She made a report to the Princes Town Police Station and the two men were subsequently charged by WPC Parris.
The woman was treated and stayed overnight at the San Fernando General Hospital due to her injuries.
The husband was granted bail with magistrate registrar approval while his father was granted $5,000 own bail. They will both reappear in court on October 8.
In an unrelated matter, A Princes Town woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend on the beach on Valentine’s day was rearrested after she failed to comply with one of her bail conditions.
Shazana Hosein, 30, was granted $100,000 bail with a cash alternative of $60,000 after she appeared in the Siparia Magistrates Court charged with wounding her boyfriend with intent to murder him at the Quinam Beach Facility.
It is alleged that she stabbed him and cut his throat. One of the conditions of her bail was that she report to the police station every alternative Monday.
She was told to walk with a copybook and keep a record each time she reported to the station.
However, she failed to report to the Princes Town Police Station on August 26 and was arrested last Friday.
She appeared before Princes Town Senior Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine and pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the condition of her bail.
Her attorney Petronilla Basdeo explained that she had misplaced her book. She subsequently found it amongst other books and went to the police station where she was arrested. Basdeo said she had no previous convictions or pending matters.
Hosein’s bail was reinstated.
The wounding charge next comes up in the Siparia Court on October 3.