T&T soldier charged with sex assault on two minors

Lance Corporal Kurt Collins, right, of the T&T Defence Force is escorted to the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court charged with sexually assaulting two minors, yesterday

(Trinidad Guardian) A Lance Corporal with the T&T Regiment was released on $80,000 bail when he appeared in court yesterday charged with sexually assaulting two minors ages eight and 14. The offences are alleged to have taken place almost three years ago.

Curt Collins appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port-of-Spain court. He was not called upon to plead to the charges.

As with all cases of sexual offences, Mohammed cleared the courtroom of members of the public including media personnel before the soldier’s appearance.

Only police officers, his relatives, his attorney Brent Winter and a uniformed member of the Regiment’s Military Police were allowed in court for the hearing.

The soldier is accused of three charges of indecently assaulting the children in 2014.

His father was accepted as surety for his bail by Mohammed but his relatives were still seeking approval of his bail bond to secure his release up to late yesterday.

The soldier was arrested by Cpl Reyes of the Carenage Police Station at the Teteron Base in Chaguaramas on Thursday at the end of an investigation which began after the children told their parents of the attacks and they were reported to police.

He was remanded to reappear in court on September 22.

 

Comments  

Hurricane Maria leaves 13 dead in Puerto Rico, churns toward Turks and Caicos

  Residents working on their roof in badly damaged neighborhood are seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying the aftermath from Hurricane Maria in St.

Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

MEXICO CITY,  (Reuters) – Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks yesterday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

Mexico quake toll tops 230

MEXICO CITY,  (Reuters) – Mexican rescuers yesterday laboured for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230.

Indigenous protesters seize oil wells in Peruvian Amazon -chief

LIMA,  (Reuters) – Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have shut down at least 50 oil wells operated by Frontera Energy Corp to protest talks over a new contract even as past pollution lingers, the leader of an indigenous federation said yesterday.

Granny was suffocated, churchyard death for ‘killer’

(Trinidad Express) Grandmother Haniffa Bedassie operated a mini mart in her Chaguanas community for over two decades without ever being robbed, until yesterday.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×