POLICE were last evening searching for an ex-soldier in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old security guard.
Police said the suspect was also accused of torturing the woman before dropping her off near her home last Thursday.
The teen, of Marabella, was at a mall in Port of Spain when the man, whom she knew, forced her into his vehicle.
The woman told police she was taken to his home in La Romaine, where she was tied to a bed. The man reportedly beat the woman and threw boiling water at her. She was then sexually assaulted. The teenager was dropped off near her home around 6 p.m.
The incident was reported at Marabella Police Station and the woman was taken for medical treatment.
She was treated for burns to the right hand, back and leg. A medical examination confirmed she was sexually assaulted, police said.