A 19-year-old Tabaquite teenager was arrested on Saturday for allegedly molesting a three-year-old girl.
Police said the teenager was detained three days after the child’s mother made a report at Brasso Police Post.
According to police, the mother, a security guard, reported that after work she picked up the child at the home of a close friend, where the teenager also resided.
That evening, however, the child informed the mother that her private parts were hurting.
The mother examined the girl and found the private parts appeared inflamed.
The mother took the child to a doctor, who told her that there was evidence of sexual assault.
Cpl Kubir and PC Badal took up investigations and detained the teenager and charged him with a sexual offence.
He is expected to appear before a Couva magistrate today.