Trinidadian Man Who Batters Toddler Granted $150,000 Bail

The man, who became a social media pariah, after footage of him allegedly striking a toddler and force feeding her a bottle of baby milk became a viral video, has been granted bail of $150,000 by a Tunapuna magistrate. 

Dexter Gobin was granted $150,000 bail after he appeared before magistrate Gillian David-Scotland charged with abusing a child on October 17 and 20. 

His wife Yanique Taylor-Gobin, a Jamaican national, was denied bail since she has overstayed her time in the country and a detention order was taken out against her. They were arrested in San Fernando last week.

The couple is accused of allegedly beaten a child at their Rafferty Street, St Joseph, Maracas home earlier this month.  The couple will reappear on November 16.

As part of his bail conditions, Gobin was ordered to report to the St Joseph Police Station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and to remain 100 metres from the child. 

Shortly after the matter ended Gobin, a diabetic, was taken by police to the Macoya Health Facility for medical treatment for his illness.

Source: Guardian.co.tt