Police have arrested and charged a 49-years-old resident from a community within the eastern side of the Island with the Offences of Abduction, Assault and Rape on 18.03.2020.

According to investigations, the accused man allegedly abducted a 29-year-old female and by force compelled her to go from one point to another. He also assaulted her by slapping her in the face with his hands. The accused also allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with the virtual complainant knowing that she did not consent to it. The incident occurred on 07.03.2020

The accused man appeared before the President of the Family Court for an arraignment. Bail was open to him in the sum of $10,000.00 with one surety. He was ordered not to contact the virtual complainant.