A 32-year-old Tobago man with a pending case for a sexual assault offence faced a magistrate on Monday for a similar offence.
He appeared before Scarborough magistrate Indrani Cedeno who denied him bail and adjourned the case to July 20.
A police report said officers of the Tobago Division Task Force executed a search warrant at his home and found the 16-year-old female victim. Relatives reported her missing on May 20.
Officers the Child Protection Unit (CPU) conducted enquires and arrested and charged him with one count of sexual penetration of a minor. Supt George, ASPs Sookdeo and Nowbutt conducted the investigation which was supervised by Insp Francis and Sgt Miller.
In 2018, the accused was charged with a similar offence and was granted bail.
In an unrelated case, a 49-year-old Moruga man faced a Princes Town magistrate charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor. It is alleged he sexually abused the 17-year-old girl while she was asleep. Police are contending that she awakened and found him in the act.
She made a report to police and CPU officers arrested and charged him on Sunday.
Magistrate Rehanna Hosein via a virtual hearing on Monday granted him $150,000 bail and adjourned the matter to July 20.
As a condition to the bail, she ordered him to stay 300 metres away from the alleged victim.