The minister has been charged with grievous sexual assault against a 13-year old girl.
According to reports, the incident occurred last week at the girl’s home, when the elderly minister, who is well-known to the family and offers counselling, visited while the girl’s mother was away.
According to the police, the girl opened the door for the minister and when he entered and realized she was alone, he pushed her down on a couch and performed a sexual act on her.
Police say he was about to rape her when a family member came home and the girl was able to escape.
The police report says the child did not tell her mother until Tuesday as the man had threatened her. He also attempted to give her $400 as payment for her not to tell anyone.
Police say when the traumatized teen could bear it no longer she broke down and told her mother, who immediately took her to the Caroni Police Station where a report was made.
Sgt Lachan Gobin, along with Cpl Curtis Pierre, later went to the man’s home and arrested him.