A 35-year-old man was remanded into custody yesterday after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a 16-year-old girl.
ANIL FLEMMIN, who resides in Newlands Village, Biche, was unable to secure a surety to cover the bail set at $300,000 and was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on May 12th, 2021.
FLEMMIN was also ordered as part of his bail conditions to have no contact with the girl, and to stay 100 metres away from her.
The accused was arrested and later charged on April 16th by WPC La Fortune, of the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU). A woman had reported to the police in March 2019 that in November 2018, she went into a restroom of a Chinese restaurant where she allegedly met her daughter being kissed and touched by a man.
Detectives conducted further enquiries into the report during which they learnt that the girl was subjected to two assaults at dates unknown during the period October 31st, 2018 to December 1st, 2018 and on Friday 15th March, 2019.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a child.
The investigation was spearheaded by W/Superintendent Claire Guy Alleyne and supervised by W/Insp Bail-Keller and Sgt. Baptiste of the CPU.