Trinidad man in child abuse video beaten in prison, forced to re-enact scenes from viral video

October 30, 2015
Dexter Gobin, 32 and his 21-year-old common-law wife Yanique Taylor-Gobin, made regionally headlines recently, in connection with the abuse of an infant girl which was recorded and went viral on social media.

Dexter Gobin, the Trinidadian who was recently jailed after a viral video showed him beating and force feeding an infant, has claimed that he was abused in a similar manner by prison officials in Trinidad and Tobago.

Gobin's attorney Fareed Ali who appeared in court yesterday, said after his client's appearance at the Tunapuna Magistrates Court on Monday, he was escorted to a room by three prison officers who confronted him about his treatment of the infant in the viral video. 

Ali said: “three prison officers re-enacted the video clip and slapped and smacked Dexter Gobin about the head forcing him to drink from a soft-drink bottle filled with milk”.

Ali said this caused “great humiliation to Dexter Gobin and it is distasteful to learn of the doings of prison officers whose duty is to look after the well being of inmates,” the Trinidad Express reports.

He also said he will bring his client's allegations against the prison officials to the attention of the prison commissioner of Trinidad.

Dexter Gobin, 32 and his 21-year-old common law wife Yanique Taylor-Gobin, made regional headlines recently,  in connection with the abuse of an infant girl which was recorded and went viral on social media.

Gobin who was smacked and forced the infant in the video was granted $150,000 bail.

He remains in custody because of his inability to secure the sum.

Taylor-Gobin, who is a Jamaican also remains in custody and is likely to be deported as it has been found that she is not a legal resident of Trinidad.

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