The Jamaican man who was denied entry at the Piarco International Airport on Friday says he did not escape custody and claimed he paid US$500 to an Immigration officer to secure his freedom.
A 38-year-old construction worker has been charged with the rape of a Jamaican national in Trinidad.
Troy James was arrested at his Dinsley Gardens, Trinicity home on Thursday morning by officers of the Chaguanas CID and North-Eastern Task Force.
On Friday, James was placed in an ID parade where he was identified by the victim and another witness.
Earlier today he was officially charged for the offence of rape.
Police are trying to locate a Jamaican national for deportation who was allowed to go free by an Arima Magistrate due to the non-appearance of an Airports Authority complainant.
The following is a statement from the Police Service:
"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking to locate Jamaican national, Doray Damian East, who was denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago, by immigration authorities at Piarco International Airport, on February 24th, 2016, after his passport was found to have been tampered with.