Three men charged with sexual assault of minor girls

Three men of the Southern Division have been charged with committing multiple sexual offences against minors and are set appear before Magistrates today, to answer to the charges.

Dave Friday, 50, a driver, of Mon Repos; Curvin Tobias, 45, a labourer, of Moruga; and Rakumar Rampersad, 22, of Princes Town, were arrested and charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit Southern Division (CPU SD), following investigations into the alleged incidents.

Friday was charged by PC Nygelle Diamond on Sunday 23rd September, 2018, with two counts of serious indecency, five counts of grievous sexual assault and five counts of sexual penetration of a 14-year-old female child.

His arrest came after a report was made to the Mon Repos Police Station on Monday 26th March, 2018, by the victim’s mother.

The report alleges that the then 7-year-old victim was assaulted by the accused between the period Friday 1st April, 2011, and Wednesday 30th November, 2016.

Tobias, who faces five counts of sexual penetration of an 11-year-old female child, was charged by WPC April Hull on Sunday 23rd September, 2018.

Tobias was arrested following a report made to the St. Mary’s Police Post on Monday 16th April, 2018, which alleged he assaulted a minor from Thursday 22nd February, 2018, to Tuesday 1st May, 2018.

Meanwhile, Rampersad has been charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a 15-year-old female child.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred on Saturday 18th August, 2018, and on Friday 24th August, 2018.

The victim, who was reported as missing by relatives during that time, was found with the accused at an apartment in Union Hall, San Fernando.

He was immediately arrested by officers attached to the Princes Town Police Station on 24th August, 2018. Charges were subsequently laid by WPC Rianna Rajkumar on Friday 21st September, 2018.

All three men are scheduled to appear before Magistrates on Tuesday 25th September, 2018; Friday and Rampersad will appear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, while Tobias will appear before the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court.

Investigations were spearheaded by Insp. (Ag.) Avril Francis, of the CPU SD.

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