Man ordered to stay away from 16-year-old niece


    Please note: this story contains references to sexual assault, child sexual abuse


    A 40-year-old Siparia man was ordered to stay 100 feet away from his 16-year-old niece after appearing in court charged with the sexual penetration of a child.

    Siparia Magistrate Aden Stroude gave the order as part of the bail conditions of the accused which were set at $160,000 with a surety.

    He will reappear before the court on July 8th.

    In July 2020, a report was made to police that while the girl was at her uncle’s home in May 2020, he allegedly inserted his finger into her vagina.

    Police launched an investigation, which ended with charges being laid today.