Trini man in court for ‘sex trafficking’

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    Charges have been laid against 12 female Venezuelan nationals and a 32 year Trinidadian man arrested at Welcome Road, Cunupia on Boxing Day.

    The women were all found to have entered the country illegally and will be transferred to the Immigrant Detention Centre to await deportation to Venezuela.

    The man, 32 year Lucas Hernandez, appeared before Chaguanas Senior Magistrate Christene Charles today.

    Defense Attorney Fareed Ali confirmed the accused had been charged with 7 counts of procuring 7 Venezuelan nationals between the ages 21 to 23 to have sexual intercourse.

    He will next appear before the court on January 29th.