$175,000 bail for La Brea man charged with indecent assault

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$175,000 bail for La Brea man charged with indecent assault

A 36-year-old man from La Brea appeared virtually before Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar at the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He was granted $175,000 bail with a surety and ordered to stay 100 metres away from the victim.

The man was charged with indecent assault, showing pornographic images to a minor, and possession of marijuana. He was arrested following the execution of a warrant at his home.

The accused is expected to reappear on Tuesday 17th August, 2021.

The 16-year-old girl and a relative made a report to the Point Fortin Municipal Police Station, alleging that the man had touched her and showed her pornographic videos from his phone in April 2021. WPC Thomas-Rouse, of the Point Fortin Municipal Police under the supervision of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) South Western Child Protection Unit (CPU), conducted investigations.

The search warrant resulted in officers seizing one flash drive, one micro SD card and one sim card belonging to the man. A further search resulted in a quantity of marijuana amounting to 110 grammes being found and seized.

The 36-year-old man was arrested on Saturday 17th July, 2021. He was subsequently charged for the offences by WPC Thomas-Rouse.

The Investigation was supervised by Sgt Taylor of the CPU and Cpl Jaggessar of the Point Fortin Municipal Police.