A 51-year-old San Fernando woman was robbed and raped by gunmen who invaded her home on Wednesday night.
Reports stated that the woman’s brother was in the yard around 8.30 pm when two gunmen ran up to him.
They began to beat him with gun butts and while doing so, a shot accidentally went off.
No one was hit, but it woke the woman, who remained in her bedroom.
The gunmen then dragged her brother into the house and they scoured the rooms for valuable items.
A 39-year-old taxi driver from Arima has been freed of raping his cousin in 2009.
The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his alleged victim, was found not guilty of the crime in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
It took a nine-member jury before Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo almost three hours to return with a unanimous verdict for the man, who maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual.
According to the State’s case, the attack occurred on March 21, 2009, near to the Santa Rosa Race Track in Carapo.
An Arima man, previously held in connection with the rape of an 18- year-old woman, is set to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, after being charged with rape and grievous sexual assault by officers of the Arima Police Station.
Keston Keno Kelly, 33, of Train Line, Guanapo, Arima, was arrested by officers of the Arima Police Station, following a report made by the woman, alleging that the man had raped her at his home.
The victim was in the company of the accused, who offered to give her a ride to her home around 12:30pm on Sunday 13th May, 2018.
The Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force is attempting to verify damning claims that a soldier raped several school girls.
Yesterday, a widely circulated post suggested that a private from the Cumuto Barracks set up a girl to visit a house where he allegedly drugged and raped her.
It also alleged that he works with a school girl to lure his victims.
She has reportedly confessed to investigators.
A statement from the Defense Force says its first objective is to determine the veracity of the allegations.
A 33-year-old Arima man is now in police custody in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old female relative.
The suspect was arrested by officers of the Arima Police Station, following a report made by the woman alleging that the man had raped her at a location along Train Line Road, Guanapo, Arima.
According to police reports, on May 13th the victim was in the company of the accused, who offered to give her a ride to her home around 12:30 pm.
It was at this time, the man took the victim to Train Line Road, and allegedly sexually assaulted her.
A Mayaro man is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, charged with rape and grievous sexual assault against a 24- year-old woman, which occurred on Saturday 12th May, 2018.
Joel Jordan, 38, a derrickman and proprietor of a bar at Base Trace Junction, Rio Claro, was arrested and charged by officers of the Rio Claro Police Station later the same day.
The incident is alleged to have occurred around 4 am on Saturday 12th May, 2018, after the victim got into an altercation with two other women, while at the bar.
Police have held a 21-year-old Cascade man for allegedly raping a 12-year-old schoolboy on Saturday.
The arrest was made around 10 pm last night by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
Reports suggest that the man approached the boy, who was walking in Port-of-Spain following a lessons class, and forced the child into a vehicle at gunpoint on Saturday.
The child was taken to an unknown location where he was sexually assaulted.
The suspect is said to have dropped off the boy at Lady Young Road and sped off.
A 70-year-old taxi driver who allegedly committed a sexual act on a 12-year-old girl has been granted $100,000 bail.
Giefton Raymond of Marabella, was also granted a cash bail alternative of $20,000 when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
The charge alleged that on April 1st, Raymond committed an act of sexual penetration on the minor.
He was not called upon to plea to the charge as it was laid indictably.
Raymond has been ordered not have contact with the child.
The matter was adjourned to May 1st.
Market vendor Narine Ragoonanan who sexually assaulted a mentally challenged nine-year-old girl, then raped and impregnated her at age 15 will spend the next 23 years and seven months in jail.
Ragoonanan, 53, also called Ragoonanan Narine, was found guilty of two counts of grievous sexual assault and three months later he pleaded guilty to raping her.
In passing sentence in the San Fernando Second Assizes, Justice Hayden St Clair Douglas commented on the girl’s developmental and learning challenges.