Man charged with sexual penetration & choking with intent

A 29-year-old man was denied bail when he appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate, last Thursday October 24th, charged with committing offences against a child.

Reports are that on Thursday October 6th, while at a Chinese restaurant and bar located in Port of Spain, the victim—a female child—was sexually assaulted when she went to use the washroom at the establishment.

Mother and son living in washroom of recreation ground

Ingrid Applewhite, 30, and her son, Joshua, 12, have been living in the female washroom at the recreation ground at Pinto Road, Arima. Applewhite began living in the washroom behind the stands at the savannah four months ago after she lost her job at a restaurant and could no longer pay her rent.  

“The restaurant closed for health reasons and they sent us home and never called us back. We were staying by relatives but that did not work out either,” she said.