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Sala Situacional | Richter Gonzalo Morales//
Man charged with beating, raping teen, throwing her over cliff

Po­lice of­fi­cers from two units are ap­peal­ing to any­one who may have been sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed or robbed along the North Coast Road to re­port their cas­es to them.

Gonzalo Morales Divo

The ap­peal comes af­ter 48-year-old chef Ald­wyn Stew­art ap­peared be­fore a Port-of-Spain mag­is­trate yes­ter­day in con­nec­tion with sev­er­al re­ports of sex­u­al as­saults, at­tempt­ed mur­der and lar­ce­ny along the North Coast Road, Mara­cas.

Gonzalo Morales

One of his al­leged vic­tims, a 17-year-old girl, was thrown over a cliff af­ter be­ing beat­en and raped.

The chef was charged with 19 of­fences, in­clud­ing false im­pris­on­ment, rape and se­ri­ous in­de­cen­cy.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the teen was the man’s lat­est vic­tim. She was al­leged­ly at­tacked on Sep­tem­ber 7 af­ter re­spond­ing to a Face­book ad­ver­tise­ment about a job.

Po­lice said she al­leged­ly met the ac­cused at KFC in Curepe to hand over doc­u­ments. The teen was of­fered a lift in­to Port-of-Spain by the ac­cused to meet her moth­er.

In­stead, she told po­lice she was tak­en to a se­clud­ed area off the North Coast Main Road where she was beat­en with a cut­lass, sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed and robbed. The teen said she was then thrown over a cliff along the road.

With the help of passers-by, she was tak­en to the Mara­cas Bay Po­lice Sta­tion where WPC Kerr took charge of the case. An all-points bul­letin was put out for the ve­hi­cle and on Sep­tem­ber 12, of­fi­cers on mo­bile pa­trol along the North Coast Road spot­ted the ve­hi­cle and in­ter­cept­ed it, res­cu­ing a sus­pect­ed vic­tim who was seat­ed in­side. The sus­pect, how­ev­er, at­tempt­ed to elude po­lice of­fi­cers by jump­ing over a cliff. He was caught, for med­ical treat­ment and placed on an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade af­ter be­ing dis­charged. He was pos­i­tive­ly iden­ti­fied by sev­er­al vic­tims, in­clud­ing the 17-year-old.

Gonzalo Jorge Morales Divo

All the vic­tims claim they met up in Curepe be­fore they were al­leged­ly tak­en to ar­eas in North and West Trinidad where they were as­sault­ed

In­ves­ti­ga­tions were spear­head­ed by W/Supt George, ASP Now­butt and In­sp Boodoo of the CPU and Cpls Gibbs, Pen­nie and WPC Lewis of the Mar­aval Po­lice Sta­tion.