Trinidad and Tobago: A 39-year-old man from Sangre Grande was granted bail in the sum of $350,000 with a surety when he appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael at the Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court on 29th August 2022.
He was charged with three offences, Choking with Intent to Render Unconscious, Cruelty to a Child, and Assault by Beating.
According to the bail condition, the man must stay 100 meters away from the victims and must not have any communication with them, whether directly or indirectly.
The accused is expected to reappear in court on 23rd September 2022.
According to a police report, on Monday, 25th July 2022, a woman was at her home with her husband; it is alleged that the man became enraged after he saw his seven-year-old son remove bedsheets from the bed. He then held onto his son, dragged him to another room and began choking him. The woman saw what was happening and attempted to intervene, but she was kicked in her face.
The report also stated that on Monday, 1st August, 2022, the woman was at home with her husband when they had a disagreement over an iPad. The man allegedly became enraged, and pushed, choked and dragged the woman.
After receiving a report about the incident, officers of the Sangre Grande Police Station, Special Victims Department (SVD) conducted an investigation into the matter, and the man was subsequently arrested and charged with the offences.
The investigation was coordinated by W/ Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne, ASP Bridgelal, and W/Inspector Bacchus. The charges were laid by WPC Farrier.