A 40-year-old Siparia man was ordered to stay 100 feet away from his 16-year-old niece after appearing virtually before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with sexual penetration of a child.
Magistrate Aden Stroude gave the order as part of the bail conditions of the accused which were set at $160,000 with a surety.
He will reappear before the court on July 8th.
The man was charged by WPC Rangoo, of the South-Western Child Protection Unit (CPU), earlier today following a report made to police in July 2020 by the 16-year-old cousin.
The girl’s cousin reported to police that while she was at her uncle’s Siparia home alone in May 2020, he allegedly inserted his finger into the girl’s private part.
Police launched an investigation, which was spearheaded by W/Superintendent (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by
Sgt. Taylor, which ended in the girl’s uncle being charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child.