FOUR teenage boys were yesterday granted a total of $250,000 bail after they appeared in court charged with grievous sexual assault, indecent assault and sex with a girl under the age of 16 but older than 14.
The boys, all 17, are form four pupils of a secondary school in East Trinidad and are alleged to have committed some of the acts against the girl at the school compound.
According to the charges, all four boys allegedly grievously assaulted the girl and indecently assaulted her on May 15 last year.
One of the boys was additionally charged with having sex with the girl, who is not his wife, between the ages of 14 to 16 on a date unknown between February 1 and 9 last year.
Two of the teens were placed on $50,000 bail to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace since they allegedly committed just one act against the girl, while two others were granted $75,000 bail each as they had allegedly committed two sexual acts each against the girl.
The teens were ordered by Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally to stay 100 metres away from the girl and have no contact with her of any kind.
The teens were ordered to report to police stations near their home, namely the San Juan, Arouca and Barataria police stations on varying days twice weekly between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Defence attorney Patrick Godson-Phillips and Shyline Barlow represented the teens who will have to reappear in court on August 29.