A Caroni man has appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court after being charged with the rape of a 23-year-old woman.
Michel Jones aka ‘Anthony Jones’, a 28-year-old mason, was granted $100,000 bail by Magistrate Andrew Stroude today.
He was also ordered by the magistrate stay away from the victim’s places of residence, study and work.
Jones is expected to reappear before a magistrate on Tuesday 9th April, 2019.
A 64-year-old man from San Juan, convicted of raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter in 2004, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
The man, who can not be named to protect the identity of the victim, was found guilty of having sex with the minor late last year but was only sentenced by High Court Judge Hayden St Clair-Douglas at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
According to the evidence presented at trial, the victim, who lived with the man since she was six-years-old, claimed that the attacks took place between February 2003 and November 2004.
Three young men held since Friday with the rape, robbery and sodomy of two 20-year-old women, appeared on another round of identification parades in Marabella on Tuesday.
The suspects aged 22, 24 and 27 have been in custody since 3 am on Friday after police arrested them at their homes in Diamond Village, San Fernando.
Police said the investigation will be completed today and senior officers will make a recommendation for them to be charged with two counts of rape and robbery.
Three suspects believed to have beaten, robbed, raped and sodomised two women, after abducting them following a party in San Fernando last week, have been arrested by police.
The suspects were nabbed around 3am at their homes in Diamond Village, San Fernando.
A team of officers headed by Sgt Clint Williams went to the homes of the suspects and arrested them.
The men, ages 27, 24 and 22, who are a businessman, labourer and mechanic, were taken to the San Fernando CID.
A man who was charged and released on bail for several previous sexual offences is due to be placed on several identification parades tomorrow.
According to police reports, he was arrested by officers of the Central Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguanas district this morning in connection with several reports of serious indecency and indecent exposure.
The suspect from Enterprise, Chaguanas, who is in his late thirties, was wanted in connection with a number of sexual offences and other crimes occurring in the Division.
Eleven years after he was accused of raping a child, a URP worker has been sentenced to ten years in jail.
Kelvin Duncan, 54, was sent to jail by Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds in the San Fernando Third Criminal Court almost a month after he was found guilty by a nine-member jury.
Duncan denied that he raped the 12-year-old girl. He was accused of the crime when he was 43 years old.
In the matter prosecuted by attorney Stacy Laloo-Chong, it was alleged the child was raped on a date unknown between January and April 2007.
A 35-year-old man is now in police custody in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman which occurred yesterday in Tunapuna.
The suspect, of Tunapuna, was arrested by officers of the Tunapuna Police Station, following a report made by the woman alleging that the man had raped her around 2:30 pm on Monday at an apartment in Tunapuna.
The victim was at a relative’s apartment when a man known to her entered the premises and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her against her will.
A Siparia man has been charged with rape and grievous sexual assault of a 25-year-old developmentally-challenged woman.
Andy Joseph, a 54-year-old of Syne Village, Siparia, was charged with one count of rape and two counts of grievous sexual assault, by officers attached to the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department (CID), on Sunday 21st October, 2018.
The charges arose from incidents which allegedly occurred sometime between February and October 2018, at the victim’s home.
The Guild of Students of The University of the West Indies has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow, after a second-year female student escaped an attempted rape and robbery at the campus earlier today.
According to reports, the student was attacked near the female locker bathroom at the Student Activities Centre by an unknown assailant around 1 pm and was injured by her attacker before he fled.
"Disturbing and confusing."
This was how the Police Service Social and Welfare Association president Insp Michael Seales described the incident in which a police officer reportedly abandoned duty, went to a club where he met a woman and subsequently sexually assaulted her before confessing to the crime.
The Special Reserve Policeman (SRP), who is attached to the Guard Unit at Riverside, Port-of-Spain, is expected to appear in court today to face charges of rape and serious indecency.