Eleven years after he was accused of raping a child, a URP worker has been sentenced to ten years in jail.
Kelvin Duncan, 54, was sent to jail by Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds in the San Fernando Third Criminal Court almost a month after he was found guilty by a nine-member jury.
Duncan denied that he raped the 12-year-old girl. He was accused of the crime when he was 43 years old.
In the matter prosecuted by attorney Stacy Laloo-Chong, it was alleged the child was raped on a date unknown between January and April 2007.
A 35-year-old man is now in police custody in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman which occurred yesterday in Tunapuna.
The suspect, of Tunapuna, was arrested by officers of the Tunapuna Police Station, following a report made by the woman alleging that the man had raped her around 2:30 pm on Monday at an apartment in Tunapuna.
The victim was at a relative’s apartment when a man known to her entered the premises and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her against her will.
A Siparia man has been charged with rape and grievous sexual assault of a 25-year-old developmentally-challenged woman.
Andy Joseph, a 54-year-old of Syne Village, Siparia, was charged with one count of rape and two counts of grievous sexual assault, by officers attached to the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department (CID), on Sunday 21st October, 2018.
The charges arose from incidents which allegedly occurred sometime between February and October 2018, at the victim’s home.
The Guild of Students of The University of the West Indies has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow, after a second-year female student escaped an attempted rape and robbery at the campus earlier today.
According to reports, the student was attacked near the female locker bathroom at the Student Activities Centre by an unknown assailant around 1 pm and was injured by her attacker before he fled.
"Disturbing and confusing."
This was how the Police Service Social and Welfare Association president Insp Michael Seales described the incident in which a police officer reportedly abandoned duty, went to a club where he met a woman and subsequently sexually assaulted her before confessing to the crime.
The Special Reserve Policeman (SRP), who is attached to the Guard Unit at Riverside, Port-of-Spain, is expected to appear in court today to face charges of rape and serious indecency.
A 35-year-old man has been remanded into custody after appearing before a Mayaro Magistrate today, charged with several offences, including rape and kidnapping.
Nandlal Ryan Dookie, 35, a construction supervisor, of Pierreville, Mayaro, who was also charged with breach of a protection order, common assault, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, pleaded guilty to all charges when he appeared before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay, in the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 19th July, 2018.
The matter has been postponed to Monday 23rd July, 2018.
A 51-year-old San Fernando woman was robbed and raped by gunmen who invaded her home on Wednesday night.
Reports stated that the woman’s brother was in the yard around 8.30 pm when two gunmen ran up to him.
They began to beat him with gun butts and while doing so, a shot accidentally went off.
No one was hit, but it woke the woman, who remained in her bedroom.
The gunmen then dragged her brother into the house and they scoured the rooms for valuable items.
A 39-year-old taxi driver from Arima has been freed of raping his cousin in 2009.
The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his alleged victim, was found not guilty of the crime in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
It took a nine-member jury before Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo almost three hours to return with a unanimous verdict for the man, who maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual.
According to the State’s case, the attack occurred on March 21, 2009, near to the Santa Rosa Race Track in Carapo.
An Arima man, previously held in connection with the rape of an 18- year-old woman, is set to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, after being charged with rape and grievous sexual assault by officers of the Arima Police Station.
Keston Keno Kelly, 33, of Train Line, Guanapo, Arima, was arrested by officers of the Arima Police Station, following a report made by the woman, alleging that the man had raped her at his home.
The victim was in the company of the accused, who offered to give her a ride to her home around 12:30pm on Sunday 13th May, 2018.
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.