TTPS- A 32 year-old Trinidadian male and his 21 year-old common-law Jamaican born wife have been held by police in connection with the abuse of a minor depicted in a video that went viral on social media and subsequently aired on television on Wednesday 22nd October, 2015.
The suspects were held today, Thursday 22nd, October, 2015, at around 1:25pm, by officers of the Southern Divison CID, Operational Unit under Inspector Don Gajadhar, in a room on the second floor of an apartment building, located at No. 26 Manjack Street, Vistabella.
The couple of Hutton Street, St Joseph, face charges related to cruelty as provided for under the new Childrens' Act.
The police acting on information had the two storey apartment building under surveillance. The officers raided the apartment after a male matching the description of one of the suspect's was seen exiting an outer door of the apartment.
Both suspects were held and are now detained at the San Fernando Police Station for subsequent transfer to the Child Protection Unit of the Northern Division.
Other officers involved in the capture of the suspects include PC Bacchus, PC Harrypersad, PC Snaggs, PC Rampersad and PC Ali all of the Southern Division CID, Operational Unit.