A 48-year-old chef has been arrested in connection with a string of crime, including sexual assaults and attempted murder.
The suspect, of Watts Street in Curepe, has so far been charged with:
- one count of attempted murder
- two counts of rape
- two counts of choking
- two counts of serious indecency
- two counts of false imprisonment
- two counts of common assault
- two counts of being armed with a weapon
- one count of indecent assault
- one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm
- one count of robbery with violence
- one count of driving without consent of owner
- one count of driving without a driving permit
- one count of driving without insurance
And police believe even more victims are yet to come forward – as such, they are appealing to anyone who may have been sexually assaulted or robbed along the North Coast Road to report their cases.
His latest victim is a 17-year-old girl responding to a job advertisement on Facebook.
She allegedly met the accused at the KFC carpark in Curepe to hand over documents, and was promised a drop to Port-of-Spain to meet her mother.
The accused allegedly took her to a private road off the North Coast Main Road, where he dealt her several blows with a cutlass, sexually assaulted her and robbed her of cash, jewellery and documents.
The victim told police that while fighting off the man, he overpowered her and threw her over a cliff along the road.
She sought assistance from passers-by who took her to the Maracas Bay Police Station.
An all-points bulletin was put out for the vehicle and the suspect was arrested on September 12th after a chase along the North Coast Road – he was held despite throwing himself over a cliff in a bid to escape the officers.
According to the TTPS, they also rescued a suspected victim who was seated in the vehicle
Police also executed a search warrant at his home where several stolen items were reportedly recovered.
He was placed on an identification parade where he was positively identified by several victims, including the 17-year-old girl.
All the victims claim they met the accused in Curepe, after which he took them to areas in the North and West where they were assaulted.