A Special Reserve Woman Police officer has been granted $150,000 bail after appearing in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charges of one count of sexual penetration, two counts of sexual touching and three counts of perverting the course of justice.
According to police, SRP Solange Griffith was ordered not to communicate with the boy and his aunt by Magistrate Indar Jagoo as part of the conditions of her bail.
It is alleged that on August 2, 2020, a 15-year-old boy, in the company of his aunt arrived at the Child Protection Unit Port-of-Spain and reported that on December 26, 2019 while at Quarry Street, Laventille, a Special Reserve Woman Police Officer allegedly squeezed the boys genitals.
The boy further reported that on January 1, 2020, while at the home of the officer, she allegedly had sexual intercourse with him against his will.
The boy, also recounted that sometime in April, 2020, while at his home the woman took his right hand and placed it inside her private parts.
The boy’s aunt reported to police that on three separate occasions during the period March 31, and July 2, 2020, she allegedly received various sums of money as payment from the woman to forgo making a report about the incidents.
The matter was investigated by WPC Deonarine who conducted enquires which led to the arrest of SRP Griffith on April 29.
She was charged on May 3.
The investigation was spearheaded by W/Supt (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne, and supervised by ASP (Ag.) Roberts and Insp (Ag.) Lopez.
The matter has been adjourned to June 1.