24-year old charged with raping 87-year-old woman

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24-year old charged with raping 87-year-old woman

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly raping an 87-year-old woman in South Trinidad.

The suspect, a labourer of Moruga, was detained by police shortly after the incident early on Saturday morning.

Around 8 p.m., the pensioner secured her home and retired to bed.
However, she told police that around 4am the next morning, she was awoken by the opening of a door to the gallery, which leads to her bedroom.

The victim said the man, who wore dark clothing entered her bedroom and ordered her to stay quiet.
When she screamed to raise an alarm, the intruder dealt her several blows and then raped her.

He then ransacked her bedroom and allegedly stole a pouch containing $2,000 then escaped.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Princes Town District Health Facility.

She was treated and transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital for further medical attention.