Four primary school boys have been charged in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old female
pupil in Tobago.
The boys appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Ann Antoine yesterday in the Scarborough Magistrates' Court.
They were not called upon to plead as the charges were laid indictably.
They were placed on $60,000 bail with surety in the care of their parents and the matter has been adjourned to July 17.
The four, ranging in ages from 11 to 13, were charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of the girl.
According to Scarborough police, the incident occurred on the afternoon of May 15 at Friendsfield, as the girl was returning from netball practice.
She was jumped from behind, dragged into some nearby bushes and raped repeatedly.
The child later raised an alarm and was supported by passers-by who rushed her to Scarborough General Hospital.