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Trinidad man charged with raping two children: ‘They were girlfriends’

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A sound engineer who was charged with the sexual penetration of two girls appeared before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

Kharril Edwards, 19, faced magistrate Alicia Chankar charged that between August 31 and October 1 2018 he sexually penetrating a 14-year-old female child.

A second charge laid by constable St John of the Child Protection Unit alleged that the same act occurred on January 28 2019.

Charges were also read to Edwards that on October 4 2017 he sexually penetrated a female child, 17 years old, without her consent and falsely imprisoned her. These charges were laid by constable Luke.

Edwards told the court that he and the alleged victims were once in relationships.

Police prosecutor asked that the seriousness the offences be considered should bail be granted.

The magistrate said she also took this and the ages of the alleged victims into consideration as she placed Edwards on $400,000 bail. Conditions of the bail include that he has no contact directly and indirectly with the alleged victims and report to the police station twice a week,

The matters were adjourned to March 11.

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