Jury finds accused man guilty of rape

| 11/10/2017 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Marlon Ricardo Porter (37) was convicted Tuesday of rape, assault and causing harassment and distress, following a jury trial in which the court heard that his victim suffered a four-hour ordeal. The Jamaican national will be sentenced on 23 November in relation to the attack, which took place in the early hours of the morning in January last year. The victim had accepted a lift from Porter, whom she said she vaguely knew, but instead of taking her home he drove her to a remote location at the end of Sparky Drive in George Town, where he raped, attacked and threatened to drown her, before abandoning her at the scene.

During the trial Porter denied the allegations and insisted that the woman had engaged in a consenting sexual encounter for money, despite the fact that his victim was found wandering the streets of George Town, half-naked, distressed and disoriented, clutching her remaining clothes around the top half of her body.

The jury began deliberating Monday evening for a short period but concluded their considerations of the case Tuesday afternoon, when they found Porter guilty by a unanimous verdict for the assault and harassment, and the rape by a majority.

Porter was remanded in custody and the case was set for sentencing next month by visiting judge, Justice Alistair Malcolm, who presided over the case.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Isnt this the same thrash that molested and beat a woman in an incident at Campbells bar sometime ago? Why is he still in Cayman to continue his reign of terror on woman! DEPORT HIM!! Cayman doesnt need any more of this type. Remember what happened to Estella. Caymanians please do not forget.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This guys shouldn’t spend a day in jail here. He should be promptly be sent back to his home country and let the authorities there deal with him. Why should this country fund him while he relax at her majesty iron hotel.

  3. MM says:

    Criminals who commit these types of crimes should be castrated!! This is disgusting!

    4 hours!?!?!?!? That is not assault, that is torture! Human torture! Worthless, dirty, no-good, scum! And now our tax-payers will be paying his food and accommodation bill for decades!

    Deport him please – deport any that can be deported! We need space for our home-grown, low-lives.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can those who give a thumbs down perhaps explain why they disagree? This is a very valid point being made by MM and I see no reason why any reasonable, decent, law-abiding citizen would disagree.

      • Dr Drew says:

        Because deporting him would set him free…. that’s why I would give that a thumbs down. He did the crime but deportation prior to serving a custodial sentence would not lead to him doing the time for the crime… ya know? Do the crime do the time.

        • Anonymous says:

          Our government could, if they cared to, strike a deal with Jamaica to make Jamaican criminals serve there. Even if Cayman helped pay, the price of imprisonment would be cheaper and the punishment tougher for these creeps if they served time in Jamaica. No forward thinking solutions, same old nothingness coming from this bunch we’ve got “governing”. Maybe if Dart suggests it they’ll jump on it. That’s the only time you see this government doing anything.

  4. Anonymous says:

    He is obviously a very dangerous Serial Rapist who should be deported from the Cayman Islands

    • Anonymous says:

      He is also obviously a very dangerous person who should have never been allowed in the Cayman Islands in the first place, and even once that error had been made, as soon as his character had been revealed, he should have been required to leave.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I hope this Serial Rapist will be deported from the Cayman Islands

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is this serial rapist going to be deported from the Cayman Islands??

  7. Anonymous says:

    go immigration!

  8. Suspected Caymanian says:

    Him like many shouldn’t even be here, Exactly when are we going to get rid of this foreign menace we got a enough problems with our own Sickooooos!

  9. Fads Z says:

    Another one here to reflect diversirty of our community I am surprise this piece of $#@! even made it to court. Knowing what is going on here these days. Please give him aleast a year not like the last one who got 7 months! Yes Ricardo you been doing this for sometime looks like the wrong people were on eh!, Way ya boys at now?? ya little Punk

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness you are not our Premier. Please reread the last sentence a few times. Then ask someone to explain it if you still do not get it.

  11. Unison says:


    Do we really have evidence he raped the woman???

    • Anonymous says:

      a Public Jury is a lynch mob and precisely why we don’t have them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Could a jury convict without evidence?! He’s a dangerous serial rapist who needs to deported from the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Of all the comments that I have seen on CNS from “Unison”, this one is going to make me scratch my head for the longest time.

      He admitted to having sex with her. She said that it was against her will. What do you think that is? Or do you believe that “no witness, no crime” is good enough to set him free?

      Maybe you can even dig up one of your many biblical quotes to explain why it was within his right as a “man” to do what he did.

  12. Anonymous says:

    burn in hell!

  13. Anonymous says:

    We need networking system with countries when these outsiders commit a crime in there countries and try to enter CI, they are block right away from entering our shores!! WP

  14. Junior says:


    • Anonymous says:

      Animals don’t do this to each other.

      • Anonymous says:

        Animals also don’t commit suicide. So. Human beings are not as “evolved” as we like to think. Seems the animals have got more sense than we do!

        • Breadfruit says:

          Many male insects (such as the praying mantis) offer themselves as food to the female after fertilization occurs. A great example of evolutionary genetics. Males whose genes encourage them to run away result in the fertilized female not having enough food to bring their spawn to full maturity. Males who have been naturally selected to “suicide” eg offer themselves as food will result in successful breeding. Thus, the genes are replicated. This is facts, this is how evolution works, and you creationists need to educate yourselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        Dolphins rape… ask Stinky for his track record.

      • Dunz says:

        Animals do rape, in fact look close to home, roosters will gang rape a hen.

  15. Anonymous says:


  16. Jordan Mclaughlin says:

    This man ended up in Cayman from being hired by Frankie Flowers Sr. He was a baggage handler at the airport, they use to call him reds. When asked why he was called reds he said for skin color and for beating girls red. Guess he told the truth.

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