Cocorite man appears in court charged with sexual penetration of a minor

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 08:15

Dave Balkisson a 44-year-old vendor from Cocorite has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 14-year-old girl.

Balkisson was charged with three counts of sexual penetration and one count of sexual touching against the victim, when he appeared before Magistrate Aida Mohammed in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on February 6th.

He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to February 18th.

According to police reports, the accused is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the victim during the period March 1st 2016 and January 13th 2019, at his home.

 A report was made to the police on January 14th  and an investigation launched under the supervision of Insp. Gideon Rayon Dickson, of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division (CPU POS). 

Balkissoon was arrested at the Port of Spain Central Market, on February 5th, and charged with the offences on  February 16th by WPC Natifa Graham, also of CPU POS.