$250k bail for labourer on rape charge

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$250k bail for labourer on rape charge

A 26-year-old labourer accused of rape, was granted $250,000 bail with surety, or 25 000.00 Cash alternative when he appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate Court on Monday 26th May, 2023.

The accused is to also report at the Shirvan Road Police every Saturday before 8pm, and shall have no contact with the victim or come within 50 feet of her. He is also to reside at Lesson George Drive, Lowlands, Tobago.

The matter is set for hearing on June 23rd, 2023.

According to a police report, the victim reported that around 9:15pm on Thursday 18th May, 2023 she left home with the accused whom she knows quite well to go to Crown Point to buy dinner, on their return from Crown point he took her to an apartment in Lowlands where he had sexual intercourse with her against her will.

Investigations were spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne and ASP Seecharan, Ag/Inspector Miller, W/Sgt Caterson of the Special Victims Department, Tobago.
The accused was arrested and charged on May 25th, 2023.