THREE men have been arrested by police in Tobago and charged with sexually assaulting minors, one as young as seven. All three, according to a police press release, were expected to appear before a Scarborough magistrate on Thursday to answer the charges.
In one case, a 16-year-old girl reported to Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers on April 29 that she had been sexually assaulted by a man between May 2019 and April of this year. Cpl Walters of the Tobago CPU investigated and a 39-year-old man later surrendered. He was charged with 17 counts of sexual penetration.
Police reported that a seven-year-old child told CPU officers on April 28 that she had been sexually assaulted. WPC John investigated and a 25-year-old man was detained and charged with one count of sexual penetration.
In a third incident, a 15-year-old told the CPU she was sexually assaulted on January 18. WPC Scotland-Celestine investigated and a 20-year-old man was arrested and later charged with one count of sexual penetration.
These charges came after investigations led by Supt George and ASP Nowbutt and supervised by Sgt Miller of the Tobago Division of the CPU. The release said that with these three arrests, 61 people have been charged for crimes against children as laid out in the Children Act for 2020.