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Social media ‘date rape’ suspect in custody

Trinidad Express / A MAN who allegedly raped a woman he met a social media dating site, has been arrested by police.

The 27 year old suspect was arrested at the apartment where the alleged sexual assault occurred, police said.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday morning – hours after the crime.

At around 1 p.m. on Tuesday a 22 year old Morvant woman made an appointment to meet a man on a chat and dating website.

Police said she had frequent ‘in-box” conversations with the suspect over several weeks.

The victim told police she met him with the intention of selling him tickets for a boat cruise.

The suspect allegedly took her to an apartment in Chaguanas where he allegedly committed the assault.

The woman later went to the Morvant police station where she reported that she had been raped.

Officers of the Chaguanas CID were informed and WPC Joseph arrested the suspect.

The suspect is expected to be placed on identification parade today.

Police continue to appeal to the public to avoid meeting and setting up dates with “friends” made on social media.

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