Church Elder charged for sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl

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    A 68-year-old Elder of a Port-of-Spain Church has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

    A report was filed by the victim in July 2020.

    She told officers that when she attended Saturday youth sessions at the church, the accused would wait until she was alone in a room and then proceeded to perform the acts.

    Further investigations led to the discovery of a series of sexual assaults against the teenager, allegedly between November 2019 and April 2020.

    The man, who lives in Curepe, was charged yesterday with four counts of sexual touching and one count of sexual penetration of a minor.

    He is due to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today.