Man charged with sexual offence against 11-year-old niece


    Please Note: This story contains references to child sexual abuse, sexual assault


    A 38-year-old man was denied bail on Monday after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with a sexual offence against his 11-year-old niece.

    Following a report on September 9th, officers of the Child Protection Unit found that while the girl was a passenger in a vehicle, the suspect allegedly placed his hands on her upper thigh and on her private part.

    The suspect was subsequently charged with one count of sexual touching of a child.

    He was remanded into custody by Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh, pending living arrangements and consideration of bail.

    He is expected to reappear on September 17th.