Defense Force

Military investigates allegation of rape against soldier

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.

Military repairs house damaged by helicopter

The T&T Regiment has started repairs on a house on Carenage damaged by the downdraft of an airguard helicopter a week ago.

The repairs come after an apology by the Chief of Defense Staff earlier this week.

The following is the full statement by the T&T Defence Force: