A 42-year-old man was granted bail in the sum of $80,000 with surety by a Port of Spain Magistrate, on the charge of sexual penetration of a minor.
An official statement from the Police Service reports that the self-employed labourer of Barataria was charged with the offence when he appeared before Magistrate Maureen Baboolal Gafoor, on Monday 19 September 2022.
The accused was granted bail and ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim.
The matter was adjourned to October 17, 2022.
According to the TTPS release, the victim reported to her mother that a man sexually assaulted her on December 19, 2018.
A report was made to the police on that same date and an investigation was launched into the matter.
The accused was arrested by officers of the Child Protection Unit on Sunday 18 September 2022. He was charged with the offence by WPC Graham on that same date.
Investigations were supervised by W/Supt. Guy-Alleyne, ASP Theodore-Persad, ASP Seecharan, Insp. Lopez, Sgt. David and Cpl (Ag.) Farrell—all of the CPU.