A 32-year-old man of Speyside, Tobago, is expected to answer to one count of assault causing bodily harm against a minor, when he appears before a Scarborough Magistrate today.
The man was arrested on Tuesday 20th October, 2020, following a report made to police that a ten-year-old boy was physically assaulted.
The attack is alleged to have arisen out of an incident in which the boy ran away from his mother’s house to hide at his aunt’s house after being instructed by his mother to get ready for his Zoom class.
When WPC Procope-Myers, of the Tobago Child Protection Unit (CPU) launched an investigation into the report, she discovered that the boy’s uncle dragged the child from his aunt’s home to his mother’s house and dealt him several blows about his body.
The boy was saved by his grandparents who intervened during the alleged assault.
The man was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm by WPC Procope-Myers.