A 25-year-old man was granted bail in the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars with a surety when he appeared before Magistrate Erica Baptiste-Ramkissoon at the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court Monday.
The accused was charged with five sexual offences.
The accused was also required to stay two hundred and fifty meters away from the victim, and he must report to the Rio Claro Police Station every Tuesday between 6 am and 6 pm.
The accused was charged with five offences: one count of Sexual Penetration, two counts Sexual Touching, two counts of Indecent assault.
The labourer, of Rio Claro, was arrested after relatives of the minor, made a report to the Rio Claro Police Station on July 2nd last year.
The report stated while the minor was at home, the accused fondled and sexually penetrated the minor.
The offences allegedly occurred sometime between the period December 2013 to December 2019.
WPC La Fortune, of the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit, conducted an investigation into the matter which resulted in the arrest and charge of the labourer on September 4th , 2021.
The accused is expected to reappear at the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court on October 4th , 2021, to answer the charges.