Police have charged a 38-year-old man in connection with the sexual assault against 3 girls.
The victims are ages 6, 10 and 12.
The suspect was expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate yesterday.
Police say they were investigating an incident, which allegedly took place on April 12th, when the victims were taken on a family outing, which included the man who is known to their mother.
The victims told police while at the river, the suspect is alleged to have sexually assaulted the 6-year-old in the presence of the 10-year-old, and then masturbated in their presence.
A report was subsequently made to the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit and a joint investigation was conducted.
The officers found that a 12-year-old girl, a relative of the 2 girls had been having sex with the suspect against her will since March.
The suspect, upon learning that the CPU was in pursuit of him, fled and had been in hiding since.
He was held on Friday and was charged with 3 counts of sexual penetration of a child, 1 count of sexual touching of a child, and 1 count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.