Officer held in connection with rape, attempted murder of Venezuelan teen

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    A suspended police officer has reportedly been arrested in connection with the rape and attempted murder of a Venezuelan teenager.

    According to reports, the suspect owns the vehicle allegedly used in the attack, and was detained this morning at the Foreshore in Port of Spain.

    On Tuesday, the 18-year-old woman got into the car in Fyzabad, believing it to be a ‘PH’ taxi.

    She was instead taken to a lonely area near the M2 Ring Road in Debe, where she was raped, stabbed several times and dumped.

    According to reports, she eventually crawled out onto the main road where a passing taxi driver and his passengers spotted her.

    She remains warded under police guard.