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The father of a teenage girl who
was taken away from her mother,
a police inspector, because of
child neglect allegations, has
hired an attorney to represent the
child s interest.
When Insp Carol Alexander
reappeared in the San Fernando
Magistrates Court yesterday on
the two offences of neglecting her
14-year-old daughter, attorney
Tempu Nefertari Moheni intro-
duced herself to the court.
Moheni told Deputy Chief Mag-
istrate Mark Wellington she was
representing the interest of the
minor on behalf of her father.
The girl who was living with her
mother has been placed in a chil-
dren s home in San Fernando.
Alexander, last assigned to the
San Fernando Municipal Police,
first appeared in court on January
3 and was granted $40,000 bail
to cover the charges. She came
from the public gallery and was
supported by several of her col-
The charges stem from an alle-
gation that Alexander locked her
14-year-old daughter out of their
Embacadere home on two occa-
sions on December 30 and
between December 21 and 22.
She was charged by Sgt Steve
Persad, of the San Fernando Police
Station, under Section (3) 1 of the
Alexander, who has 28 years
service, was not called upon to
plead, since the charges are
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said
the file has been sent to the office
of the Director of Public Prosecu-
tions for a state attorney to be
assigned to the matter. Seedan said
no witnesses, apart from the police
complainant, were in court.
Alexander is being represented
by attorney Cedric Neptune.
The matter was adjourned to
A popular soca artiste, who
allegedly exposed himself to two
women, including a police officer,
is under investigation for a series
of similar offences.
The acts were reportedly com-
mitted at the Palmiste Park, off San
Fernando, in early January.
According to a police source, the
soca artiste from St Augustine was
questioned by San Fernando detec-
tives on suspicion of stalking two
women at Palmiste Park on January
2. It was alleged that the soca star
was at a nearby music studio, when
around 5 pm that day, he went to
There he encountered two
women, including the senior police-
woman, who were jogging.
The artiste, it is reported, began
following the women and displayed
lewd and suggestive behaviour
The officer, who recognised him,
reportedly warned the artiste to
desist from such behaviour or else
the police would have to formally
intervene. However, the artiste
ignored the warning and continued
to follow the women for a distance
and at one point, allegedly pulled
his pants down to his knees and
A report was made to the San
Fernando police and the artiste was
held at the nearby recording studio
where he was questioned.
On tracing the artiste s vehicle
registration number, police discov-
ered that several similar complaints
had been made against him.
The artiste, who has already
released two soca singles for 2014
and has signed on with one of the
mobile service providers, for the
Carnival season, is yet to be arrested
but police said they are making
strides in their investigation.
A source at the music studio did
not deny police coming to the busi-
ness place to question the suspect,
but declined to comment.
Soca star under probe for exposing himself
A 52-year-old Chatham father and his son were
up to yesterday warded at hospital after they were
shot by bandits during a robbery at their home.
Sheriff Mohammed and his 37-year-old son Rajab
were shot several times about the body at their Food
Crop Road home.
Father and son shot in Chatham robbery
Dad hires lawyer to seek teen's interest
Woman cop on child neglect charge...
Insp Carol Alexander
Police said that around 11 am, Rajab, a mechanic,
was under his house when two gunmen entered his
yard and shot him.
On hearing the explosion, his father rushed outside
and was also shot. The gunmen then ran through
the front gate and out to the Chatham Main Road.
Neighbours took the father and son to the Point
Fortin area hospital where they were treated and later
transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital.
Police recovered a projectile which they believed
was fired from a .38 revolver. They have since classified
the shooting as part of a robbery.
Meanwhile, the body of a 57-year-old Canadian
national was discovered along the beach at Bonasse
Police believe that 57-year-old Janet Lutchman
drowned after she ventured into the water around
10 am yesterday. They said Lutchman was born and
grew up in Cedros but migrated to Canada some
They said she returned to Trinidad every Carnival
season. Residents saw her exercising on the beach
yesterday. Later on, they found her face down on the
shore with no signs of violence on her body.
Investigations are continuing.
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