AN 11-year-old Central Trinidad schoolgirl who accompanied her mother, friends and relatives to an excursion down the islands on Labour Day was sexually assaulted by a relative in his 30s.
The victim’s mother went to the police station in the area where they live on Wednesday, the day after the incident, and made a report, but was redirected to the Maraval police station, where she made a report to WPC Castle.
The 31-year-old mother said around 3.10 pm her daughter was asleep, after several hours of playing and swimming, and she was taken to an area to take a short nap.
The girl told her mother a relative woke her up and sexually assaulted her. Afterwards the traumatised child found her mother and told her what had happened. This brought the excursion to an abrupt end.
The girl was expected to be medically examined by District Medical Officer yesterday and will be counselled by the police Victim and Witness Support Unit. The suspect was identified and is expected to be taken into custody shortly for questioning.