The 67-year-old grandfather, charged with two counts of sexual penetration and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, has been granted bail with surety in the sum of $50 thousand dollars.
The man, who will remain unidentified to protect the identity of the victims, appeared before the Sangre Grande Magistrates court yesterday to answer to the charges.
Should he secure bail, the man would be released and sent back to his home just next door to where one of the alleged child victim’s live.
To address this concern, the court ordered the man to have no interaction with any of the children and he is expected reappear in court on January 4th.
Reports indicate that on Saturday, August 26th a Valencia mother went looking for her 10-year-old daughter who frequently visited the 67-year-old neighbour’s house to play with the man’s grandchildren; two boys’ ages 7 and 9.
She made her way up the steps, where she found one of the children frantically looking for their clothes while the older man appeared to have been asleep in the bedroom.
The mother reportedly took her daughter home and proceeded to discipline her for participating in lewd activity with the other children.
However, the child, while being beaten, reportedly revealed that her neighbour sexually assaulted her and made his grandchildren and her engage in sexual activity.
A report was subsequently made to the Child Protection Unit and the man was arrested.
The incidents allegedly occurred between December 31, 2016 and August 25, 2017, as well as on August 26, 2017.