SRP SOLANGE GRIFFITH appeared before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on May 4th, to answer to the charges of one count of sexual penetration, two counts of sexual touching, and three counts of perverting the course of justice
GRIFFITH was granted $150,000 bail with a surety as part of her bail arrangement and she was ordered not to communicate with the boy and his aunt by Magistrate Indar Jagoo.
The matter has been adjourned to June 1st, 2021.
On August 2nd, 2020, a 15-year-old boy, in company with his aunt, arrived at the Child Protection Unit, Port-of- Spain, and reported that on December 26th, 2019 while at Quarry Street, Laventille, a Special Reserve Woman Police Officer allegedly squeezed his penis.
The boy further reported that on January 1st, 2020, while at the home of the officer, she allegedly had sexual intercourse with him against his will.
The boy, also recounted that sometime in April, 2020, while at his home the woman took his right hand and placed it inside her private parts.
The boy’s aunt reported that on three separate occasions during the period March 31st, 2020 and July 2nd, 2020, she allegedly received various sums of money as payment from the woman to forego making a report about the incidents.
The matter was investigated by WPC Deonarine who conducted enquires which led to the arrest of SOLANGE GRIFFITH on April 29th, 2021. She was charged on May 3rd, 2021.
The investigation was spearheaded by W/Supt (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne, and supervised by ASP (Ag.) Roberts and Insp (Ag.) Lopez.