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Monday 20 August 2018
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Tobago cops comb Bethel for abused teen

OFFICERS from the Tobago unit of the TT Police Service’s Child Protection Agency yesterday combed several areas in Bethel in search of a pregnant 16-year-old girl who posted two confession videos on Facebook alleging she was raped by both her father and uncle. The girl who is eight-months pregnant is believed to be living in Tobago and continues to have an incestuous relationship with her uncle.

The man who she is now living with has also stated in the video that he is in love with his niece, wants to take care of her and is not afraid of the police.

The two videos were uploaded on Monday by a person who interviewed the girl, but who is yet to be found by the police in Tobago.

Yesterday, Snr Supt Joanne Archie who is head of the Tobago Division told Newsday the girl is yet to be found.

She said that the Child Protection Agency is working with officers of the Police Cyber Crime Unit, to locate the teen and her uncle, so that a proper investigation could be carried out, and if the girl’s claims are true, action will be taken to protect her from further harm.

Residents of Bethel were interviewed yesterday and police were closing in on locating the girl and her uncle.

Officers were expected to put measures in place to remove the girl from the house where she is staying, and arrest the man with whom she is believed to be involved in a sexual relation.

On Tuesday the Children’s Authority got involved after the two videos were posted and has been working closely with the police and other agencies to secure the girl and put measures in place to prevent her from further harm.


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