Teachers aide to face sex crime trial next year

| 22/08/2016 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands courthouse, George Town

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from Bodden Town charged with indecently assaulting seven primary age girls when he worked as a teacher’s aide at a government primary school is scheduled to face trial in February next year. The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his young victims, faces a list of charges but there are concerns over his ability to have a fair trial as a result of mental health problems.

The man, who was still a teenager when he allegedly assaulted the children, resigned from the post at the school a week after the first report was made about him.

He has significant communication problems but was found fit to plead last November when he denied ten charges against him for indecent assault. However, he is currently receiving psychiatric treatment to assist with the difficulties he has in communicating.

He remains on bail until the trial, which will be in Summary Court.

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