Cops arrest man in orphan’s rape

Police yesterday launched a manhunt for a woman and her brother in the sexual and physical abuse of children.

Northern and Southern Division police searched both Laventille and Princes Town for the couple, who has been closely linked with operations at a Claxton Bay home. The two have allegedly been squandering funds and starving the children, police said.

Sources said four of the children, who were reportedly raped and molested, also gave statements to officers yesterday. They underwent medical examinations on Monday that revealed they had been sexually violated.

Police said they also raided a house in Princes Town and arrested a 33-year-old man. He is alleged to have repeatedly raped one of the children at the home.

The children were rescued from the house last Saturday, after police received reports that they had been facing physical and sexual abuse.

Police said charges of wilful neglect could be laid once investigations are complete. —RS

6 thoughts on “Cops arrest man in orphan’s rape”

  1. CRY upset over police probe

    OFFICIALS at the Care and Respect for Youth Organisation (CRY) yesterday expressed shock and disappointment over a police probe into allegations of sexual abuse of children housed at the Gracious Home for Children in Claxton Bay.

    Speaking on behalf of the home yesterday, CRY Foundation member Janet Williams said since the organistaion was formed 14 years ago, there has never been, until last week, reports of sexual molestation occurring at the home which is managed by the CRY Foundation.

    “The organisation is really surprised and upset by what we have heard,” Williams said. Reports and subsequent medical tests on children which showed they had been sexually assaulted, have become the subject of an investigation by Couva police.
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  2. Roberts vows Government will protect children

    Minister of Social Development Anthony Roberts yesterday admitted there were “gaps” in the social service delivery system but added that it was “inaccurate” for people to say the Government was not doing anything to protect the children.

    “I want to assure you that we will continue to take appropriate action in protecting not only our children and vulnerable citizens but all citizens,” Roberts said at the Ministry of Social Development, Probation Services Diamond Jubilee celebration at Crowne Plaza.
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  3. Yet another instance of people falling asleep at the wheel, in any other society heads would have rolled, but in Trinidad no one in authority is ever held accountable and fired when things go horribly wrong. All they do is issue some half-hearted, dumb and foolish explanation (if it can be called that) and then it’s business as usual, until the next nine day wonder comes along, and then it’s the same thing all over again.

    If you want to know the difference between a developed country and Trini, check above, in the developed countries no one has a job for life, you keeping your job depends on your job performance not who you know and who knows you.

    One Love,

  4. It’s very sad and disheartening to see and read about all these sick events taking place at home. Though the government cannot be blamed for everything, they certainly have not done nearly enough to convince the people that they are competent. Greed and discontent has replaced what used to be a humble and contented society. Corruption has engulfed every single institution in Trinidad and Tobago and has found its way to the community and homes. Our standard of education has degraded to illiteracy never seen before. God please grant those in charge the courage and humility to do the right for the sake of the country and the people.
    Keep The Faith.

  5. Children who place their trust in the hands of adults who gravely disaapoint them leave scars that cannot be easily erased. It is sad to see what adults are doing to these little children. And no one is being held accountable for these incidents. The perpetrators are out on bail, to do these horrible acts to someone else’s daughter or son. May God have mercy on you!

  6. it is really very sad to read about all the horrible crimes that are going on in this country. the polices are not even doing their jobs properly. like the vindra naipaul situation. no police in trinidad ever took that time to help the other crime victims. i hope as all of these crime scenes are building up the polices will start doing their jobs to protect and serve.

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