A Trinidad and Tobago man accused of raping his wife, was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 when he appeared in court this week, local reports say.
The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian reported that the 57 year old accused from San Fernando appeared virtually before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno on Monday.
According to the publication, the prosecution indicated that the 35-year-old victim reported to Mon Repos police last Thursday that she was in her bedroom when the accused raped her.
Officers of the Gender-Based Violence Unit investigated and days later, PC Sylvan arrested and charged the man, it said.
Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan did not object to bail, telling the court that the accused did not have a criminal record.
In granting bail, Cedeno presented the accused with a cash alternative of $4,000 with the condition that he refrain from contacting his wife.
She adjourned the matter to January 19.