child rape

A 38-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault against three female minors, aged six, ten and 12.

The suspect was expected to appear before a Sangre Grande magistrate yesterday, after he was charged by WPC Charles and PC Joseph.

Police were investigating an incident which allegedly took place on April 12, when the victims were taken on a family outing as the man is known to their mother.

While at a river, the victims told police that the man allegedly sexually assaulted the six-year-old in the presence of the ten-year-old, and then masturbated in their presence.

A report was subsequently made to the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) and a joint investigation by Charles and Joseph was commenced.

During their investigations, the officers found that a 12-year-old female relative of the two girls had been having sex with the suspect against her will since March.

The suspect, upon learning that the CPU was in pursuit of him, fled and had been in hiding since.

He was arrested on Friday and was charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a child, one count of sexual touching of a child, and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.