Trinidad man charged in kidnapping, rape of UK tourists

Artherly Fraser

(Trinidad Guardian) A 34-year-old man is ex­pect­ed to ap­pear in a Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day charged with the kid­nap­ping, rob­bery and sex­u­al as­sault of two Unit­ed King­dom tourists.

Arther­ly “Rat­ty” Fras­er, of Canaan, was charged with two counts each of rape, griev­ous sex­u­al as­sault, kid­nap­ping and rob­bery yes­ter­day by To­ba­go po­lice, a re­lease from the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice said. Fras­er was ar­rest­ed at his home on Tues­day by of­fi­cers of the Scar­bor­ough CID.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the two UK women hired a pri­vate dri­ver to take them back to their guest house af­ter lim­ing at the Sun­day School fes­tiv­i­ties in Black Rock on Mon­day. How­ev­er, while en route to their des­ti­na­tion, the dri­ver stopped at Grafton Beach and pro­ceed­ed to rape, sex­u­al­ly as­sault and rob the women of their cell­phones be­fore es­cap­ing in his ve­hi­cle.

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