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AUTHORITIES: Man Raped 14-Month-Old Girl In Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidadian authorities are investigating an alleged case of rape against a 14-month-old baby girl, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago said.

The Children’s Authority that it was called out Monday to rescue two more children from similar situations of sexual abuse, according to the Trinidad Express.

The authority said it has joined with the protective services in supporting the baby girl, who was allegedly raped by the male friend of her mother. It also revealed that two more children in a separate situation have since been taken into its care.

A man has since been detained and it is expected that the investigators will approach the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter.

The child has since been released from hospital and is staying with another relative.

The authority, in a statement released Monday, said that it is currently working with the Child Protection Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to provide support services to the baby and her family.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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