The owner of the Liquid Love Bar, located in Station Street, Kitty, was yesterday faced with five charges, including trafficking two Venezuelan women for sex, and she was remanded to prison.
Savita Persaud was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read the charges to her during a closed hearing in Georgetown.
Two of the charges alleged that Persaud between January 31st and March 8th, 2019, at Station Street, Kitty, recruited, transported and harboured the two women for sexual exploitation.
Another two charges stated that the accused confiscated the Venezuelan women’s immigration documents for the purpose of trafficking.
The final charge stated that she employed a child on a premises that sells intoxicating liquor. The child is 17-years-old.
Persaud, who was represented by attorney George Thomas, denied all the charges levelled against her.
The matter is set to be called again on March 15th.