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11-year-old girl claims physical and sexual abuse by religious group

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl who claims that she was abused, physically and sexually, by a religious group in Sangre Grande is now the centre of a child custody battle between her father and mother. According to reports, on Saturday the father of the child received a writ ordering him to hand over the child days after she was removed from the custody of her mother. According to her father he removed his daughter shortly after he noticed severe bruises about her body including long whip-like marks along the arms and legs. Newsday also learned about more bizarre practices by persons who reportedly took care...

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Two accused fail to show, murder hearing postponed

TWO of the three California residents charged with the murder of Chanardaye Bissoon-Dookhan, mother of three, between September 6 and 7, did not appear at the Couva Magistrate's Court on Monday due to transportation problems. The third accused Devon Harrigangan HaHhHh, formerly of Mason Hall, Tobago, but whose last address was Fifth Street, New Settlement, Dow Village, California, was the only one who was transported by the new security arrangements. When the matter was called, the presiding Magistrate Lianne Lee Kim, had no choice but to postpone the hearing to September29. The three accused are Malharrie Dookhan, mother of the murdered victim (Chanardaye...

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Ali freed on gun charge

RONALD ALI of Belmont who was last year charged for the illegal possession of a gun yesterday had his matter dismissed in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Fourth Court after Magistrate Harry Persad upheld a no case submission made by defence attorney for the accused Martin George? Ali was held on March 21, 1995 at Belleau Road, Belmont by PC Phillip Wilson who was on mobile patrol in a marked police vehicle. PC Wilson told the court that he spotted Ali at a corner shed acting suspiciously, and upon searching him found a revolver. However Magistrate Persad in dismissing the case stated that he found...

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24 years for shooting police

A MAN who shot two policemen and robbed employees of a travel agency of cash and jewelry more than seven years ago, lost his appeal yesterday and was ordered to start a 24-year sentence right away. Benjamin De Freitas, of Plaisance Road East Dry River, who had been in jail for the past four years awaiting his appeal, was also ordered to receive 20 strokes with the birch. De Freitas was convicted before Justice Lennox Deyalsingh in the Port-of-Spain First Assize Court on February 7, 1992. He was charged with robbing four employees of Lee Pow's Travel Service, corner Frederick and Oxford Streets,...

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