Businessman, Emile Elias has been granted $100,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace in connection with two sexual charges against a 17-year-old girl.
The 84-year-old man, is expected to appear before the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on March 24th. Elias, a resident of Fairways, Maraval, was charged on March 10th with one count of sexual penetration and one count of sexual grooming, by officers attached to the Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).
The charges stemmed from an alleged incident in November 2019 in which a 17-year-old girl reported to police that she was sexually assaulted by a man in St James.
Investigators discovered that the girl was allegedly groomed during the period September–November 2019 before the assault allegedly occurred.