A 20-year-old man was granted bail after he appeared in court charged with the sexual assault of a girl who was reported missing.
According to police, the accused, who lives in Diego Martin, appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate Wednesday charged with sexually penetrating a girl.
He is expected to reappear before the court on October 20.
Police said the man was arrested following an investigation by Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers into a report of a missing girl.
Acting Cpl Davis-Guerra, of the Western Division CPU, conducted further enquiries into the report and later found the girl in Santa Cruz.
The girl reportedly told police that she had sexual intercourse with a man.
The investigation, spearheaded by W/Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne and directly supervised by W/Sgt Simmons and Sgt (Ag) James, resulted in the arrest of the man.
He was subsequently charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child.
Police said the girl has since been reunited with her parents.