Gym owner granted $25K bail for sexually touching a minor

Home*Cover Story*News

Gym owner granted $25K bail for sexually touching a minor

A 36-year-old gym owner who resides in Mason Hall, Tobago, was granted $25,000 bail when he appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate today charged with sexually touching a minor.

The accused will reappear before the court on February 1st.
A TTPS report states, that the man was arrested on January 13th by officers of the Tobago Division, Child Protection Unit (CPU), following a report made to police by a 13-year-old girl that she was sexually assaulted by a man.

WPC Jackson, of the Tobago CPU, launched an investigation into the report during which she discovered that sometime between April and October 2020, the girl was allegedly sexually touched by a man while being a passenger of his vehicle.

The acts are said to have occurred on two separate occasions.

Investigations, spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne, ASP (Ag) Sookdeo and Sgt Miller, led to the suspect being arrested and charged with two counts of sexual touching of a child.