Two men committed to stand trial on sexual offences charges against minors

Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 18:00

Two Port of Spain men, charged separately for varying sexual offences against minors, have been committed to stand trial in the High Court, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate.

Anthony Michael Mitchell, 26, of Port of Spain, was granted $100,000 bail with surety and committed to stand trial in the High Court, after appearing before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 10th April, 2018.

He was also ordered not to come within 500 feet of the victim or have any form of communication whatsoever with her. Mitchell was charged by WPC Makeda Edwards, of the Child Protection Unit Port of Spain Division (CPU POS), with two counts of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14-years-old and one count of sexual penetration of a female child, on Monday 26th March, 2018.

In a separate matter, Hubert Mannette, 56, of Port of Spain, charged with two counts of sexual touching of a 13-year-old girl and one count of sexual penetration of a 12-year-old girl, was granted $200,000 bail with surety and also committed to stand trial by Magistrate Mohammed in the Port-of-Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 5th April, 2018.

Mannette’s charges were laid by PC Joel Frederick and WPC Whittney Charles, both of CPU POS, on Wednesday 15th November, 2017.

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