Rapes and sexual assaults on the rise in T&T

There is an in­creas­ing in­ci­dence of rape and sex­u­al as­sault in T&T, ac­cord­ing to Rape Cri­sis So­ci­ety of T&T rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Mea­gan King-Cadett,

In an in­ter­view on CNC3's The Morn­ing Brew, she quot­ed sta­tis­tics from the Crime and Prob­lem Analy­sis Unit (CA­PA) of the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) which showed that be­tween 2008 and 2018 there were 1434 re­ports of rape.

Bail for cop on sex charges

Sus­pend­ed po­lice of­fi­cer Akeem James has been grant­ed $200,000 bail on charges of rape, griev­ous sex­u­al as­sault and false im­pris­on­ment of a 29-year-old Venezue­lan woman.

James, 28, a spe­cial re­serve po­lice of­fi­cer with six years of ser­vice, was ini­tial­ly de­nied bail on June 26. How­ev­er, when he reap­peared in court be­fore Se­nior Mag­is­trate Rae Roopc­hand, he was grant­ed bail and or­dered to re­port twice a week at the po­lice sta­tion. He was al­so warned to stay away from and have no con­tact with the vic­tim.

No bail for police officer on rape charge

Spe­cial Re­serve Po­lice of­fi­cer Akeem James has been denied bail on charges of rape, griev­ous sex­u­al as­sault and false im­pris­on­ment of a 29-year-old Venezue­lan woman.
 James, 28, appeared on Wednesday before Princes Town First Court Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally on Wednesday.
The magistrate was told that James had a pending matter of a similar nature. 
James was charged on Tuesday night by WCpl Dane-Marie Marshal of the Professional Standards Bureau. 

Police officer charged with rape of Venezuelan woman

Spe­cial Re­serve Po­lice of­fi­cer Akeem James will ap­pear be­fore a Princes Town Mag­is­trate's Court on Wednes­day morn­ing on three charges of rape, griev­ous sex­u­al as­sault and false im­pris­on­ment of a 29-year-old Venezue­lan woman.

The in­struc­tions to charge the of­fi­cer were hand­ed down by DPP Roger Gas­pard late Tues­day night, ac­cord­ing to se­nior po­lice sources who spoke to Guardian Me­dia.

The in­ci­dent al­leged­ly oc­curred in No­vem­ber 2018 af­ter the 29-year-old vic­tim was tak­en against her will to a house in Princes Town.

'Dog Rice' charged with raping challenged schoolgirl

A Belmont man has appeared before the Port-of-spain Magistrates’ Court, after being charged with the sexual penetration of a developmentally challenged 15-year-old teen.

Isaiah Cain aka ‘Dog Rice’, 22, was granted $100,000 bail with surety by Magistrate Adia Mohammed, on Thursday 6th June, 2019, and is expected to reappear before a Magistrate on Thursday 4th July, 2019.

The charge arose from an incident which allegedly occurred on Thursday 16th May, 2019, when the victim was on her way to school.

Tobago woman raped at gunpoint

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that a woman was raped at gun­point at the Ply­mouth Mul­ti-pur­pose Cen­tre ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, the vic­tim was work­ing in the area when she was held against her will and sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed at the fa­cil­i­ty. A

vil­lager, who does not want to be iden­ti­fied, told Guardian Me­dia po­lice are cur­rent­ly on the scene near the cor­ner of Pent­land and Ad­ven­ture Link Road.

"Neigh­bours start­ed call­ing each oth­er and warn­ing that we should stay in­side and be vig­i­lant," the woman said.

Caroni man charged with rape

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.

Man gets 23 years in jail for raping 13-year-old step-daughter

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.

Gang-rape suspects remain in police custody

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.