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Trinidad & Tobago: Maxi conductor accused of sexually assaulting teen gets $150K bail

A 23-year-old maxi taxi conductor was granted $150,000 bail by a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today after being charged with the sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl.

Jaquan Edwards of Four Roads, Diego Martin was also ordered to stay 100 feet away from the girl and to have absolutely no contact with her as part of his bail conditions.

Edwards, whose matter was postponed to August 10, will also have to report to his local police station twice for the week.

The accused was arrested and charged by WPC Beckles of the Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) on July 12, following an investigation surrounding the details of a police report in February 2020, in which a 13-year-old girl alleged that she was picked up by a man in a maxi taxi and taken to a residence in West Trinidad.

While at the residence, the man reportedly performed sexual intercourse on her.

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