A teenager was raped and buggered by one of four men who stormed her South Trinidad home on Wednesday night. However, quick work by police led to the arrest of a suspect who sources said, later confessed and also gave investigators vital information that could lead to the arrest of the other three.
Police reported that shortly after 10, the four men forced their way into the house and held up the family at gunpoint. The house was ransacked and thousands of dollars in jewelry and household items were seized. One of the intruders then took the 19-year-old to a bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.
The bandits later fled the scene. A report was made to the police and officers quickly set up roadblocks. With the assistance of the National Operations Centre (NOC) Air Division, police subsequently captured a suspect from the Claxton Bay area. Although none of the loot was recovered, police said the suspect confessed to the crimes.
The suspect, who is in his early 20s, remains in police custody assisting with investigations. The teen was taken to hospital where she was medically examined and also treated. She is said to be receiving counselling. Investigations are continuing.