Woman raped on Seven Mile Beach

| 04/12/2017 | 68 Comments

(CNS) Police are investigating a report of a rape which happened early Saturday morning, 2 December, on Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Initially reported as a sexual assault, the RCIPS said Monday that the woman was the victim of a stranger rape. The police have not said whether the woman is a resident or a visitor but she was walking alone, north of the Public Beach area, when she was approached by a man she did not know and attacked. No other information or a description of the suspect has yet been released.

Police said the Family Support Unit is assisting CID with the investigation into the matter and ensuring that all necessary safeguarding measures have been put in place for the victim. The woman has been released from the hospital, where she was treated after the attack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS  Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    After watching the “changes” that have occurred in Cayman. I have canceled an event planned over several months. It just is not a safe bet given the lack of policing and when present bad policing. I cannot risk the safety of 40 attendees and any family or friends they might invite along.

    From the news reviews there does not appear to be any real interest in solving your current issues. Since you have chosen to ignore the safety of your guests, it is best that as potential guest, we look after our own safety by avoiding places where we are left to be served up as lambs to slaughter and penalized for reasonably defending ourselves. No thanks, RCIPS, Cayman govt, etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a tourist coming to the Cayman Islands in January I am concern about all the crime on the island. There will be 4 cruise ships in port at that time and there will be a lot of people. I have learn over the years how to be safe while traveling but anyone can be a target. Cayman Island is liked a lot of other islands in the Caribbean they depend on tourist to visit.. The government needs to do something about all this crime, sooner or later people will stop coming. Crime is everywhere , the USA has a lot.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lots of words..not many solutions. Do the police have drones? With night vision? They should. Everyone flies them at the beach anyways, the cops might as well fly them up and down 7 mile too and make their presence known. And no, I have never seen an officer on the beach. But now that I think of it, since that’s where everyone is, it might not be a bad idea for them to show their presence. And no, I will not wait for any ridiculous political member to approve a could-be solution. It’s an ongoing problem that needs an immediate solution.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If CIG won’t allow you to import pepper spray, make your own. Google it, it’s quite simple.

    • Anonymous says:

      Also illegal, what good is being able to incapacitate your would be attacker when you will just end up in jail for it, likely with a heavier sentence than the other person. Don’t be dumb people of Cayman talk to your representatives

  5. Unison says:

    Women should avoid being by themselves in secluded or dark places. Always be aware of your surroundings and take note to see if anyone is following you home. Do not accept “gifts” from men you met the first time and think they are not expecting anything in return. This is a big mistake. Do not accept rides with strangers you don’t know. Do not drink in a bad place like a bar, and leave your drink unattended. They are now putting drugs into woman’s drink to rob and rape them.

    If you’re at home, and someone knocks on your door or bids you to venture out of your home by yourself – even if it appears to be an emergency, be wise. You have criminals who try to lure people out of their homes to rob, burglarize, kill or rape them. I heard a J
    American model a week ago was found dead in the bush by a nearby hotel in Jamaica. Understood she was lured out of the hotel. Remember if you have to go out, it is wise to invite a friend, and have your phone on you.

    Be safe

  6. Anonymous says:

    September 13- a woman raped in Prospect. December 3, a woman raped on SMB. How many rapes would it take for Police to classify it as a “serial rapist at large and member of the public and visitors are in danger”? Yet, some comments are questioning the need of holding RCIPS press conference. Because it is not a big deal anymore? Or it never was?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Women can carry hairspray/sports heat spray/bug spray in their bags or on their person legally and use this when necessary for self-defense. I assure you, someone with a face full of RAID will back off and it might give you a crucial few seconds or minutes to get help or get away.

    • Anonymous says:

      I also meant to say of course that this and all cases of rape are appalling attacks not just physically but psychologically, and I hope the perpetrator is found. My suggestion above is in response to those who are bemoaning the lack of legislation allowing the possession of pepper spray in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can’t fit a can of raid in my going out purse! How about men stop being creeps!!! (Or they sell smaller raid cans)

      • Anonymous says:

        You can also get travel-size spray bottles of insect repellant or even suntan lotion. Ideally, yes, these attacks should stop and boys should be educated on how to treat girls/women to help prevent future attacks, but there will always be an element of any society who think they have a right, or are entitled, or who simply have no conscience. I hate feeling like I have to be prepared for an attack in Cayman. I grew up here and have always loved walking the beach when it was quiet, but in the future I will be walking well-armed with pesticide.

      • Anonymous says:

        Get a personal alarm- small, easy to carry , loud, scare the dickens out of them even for a few seconds enough to run like heck!

  8. West bay Premier says:

    I wonder if DoT is paying attention to these RAPE HEADLINES that have gone world wide and the Tourist season is just starting . Two more cases like this and you’re going to hear People calling to cancel their vacation reservations.
    Cayman Government better get a handle on the crime or the Islands are going to suffer big time .

    • Anonymous says:

      The Cabinet needs to say something about crime – addressed to their hoodlum constituents. Clearly, too busy doing something else more important (in their minds). We can only wonder what that is?!?

    • Anonymous says:

      How do you propose we do this? I am honesty interested on hearing your thoughts.

      The Police cannot control who does what at any moment. The mind of one cannot be known. Who knows if these acts are premeditated or not.

      • West bay Premier says:

        12:42pm , bring back the death penalty for rape , and life sentence for all other crimes. Would you then think of committing either one of those crimes ?

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s called patrolling. I know you’ve never heard of it because you live here….

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m a tourist and am watching these reports carefully. I always walk the beach early mornings and sunset and walk to restaurants, etc at night. I know this can happen anywhere, but certainly does not make me feel comfortable. What time of night did this happen? Exactly where?

  9. Diogenes says:

    Residents of Cayman
    If you would like to make a difference in Cayman, speak to your representatives in the LA, especially if they are in the Opposition, reach out to them on Facebook, go to their offices or call them if you have their numbers.

    The PPM has already basically decided this is something they are not interested in addressing (seeing as they have the ability to pass legislation unilaterally and have not thus far) but if the Opposition can unify around this issue and speak out publicly their could be real change i.e a change in the law to allow for non lethal self defense such as tasers and pepper spray. While I am not naive and realize that self defense tools will not completely eliminate this issue it has to be better than doing nothing.

    There is no reason why people shouldn’t be able to reasonably defend themselves, as long as they don’t have a violent criminal history or a history of substance abuse or mental health issues they should be able to legally purchase the tools from a government approved entity, origination or agency.

    I intend to speak to my representative personally in the coming weeks,
    I urge other to do the same, go prepared with the issues you would like addressed and examples of solutions in other jurisdictions.
    I would urge you to put this at the top of your list

    If your representative is elected in GT, WB or the sister islands I would suggest something along the lines of “if you do not support and facilitate debate on this topic followed by government action in the forms new policy and legislation, I will refrain from voting for you (or your party) in future.” The same can be said to opposition members if they seem apprehensive or unconcerned. Being clear and exact on what you expect from your elected representatives is the key.

    Persons like Alva Suckoo and Kenneth Bryan who barely won their seats are prime targets as well, they don’t have the comfort, confidence and mandate to ignore anyone in their constituencies every vote counts for them.

    Diogenes never did find an honest man, but maybe if enough of us hold up our lamps, we might be able to find an honest MLA
    Diogenes of Cayman

    • Anonymous says:

      Here we go again…negative ,negative.kenneth won by a 35 as far as I heard.but what the difference he is a caring human,I believe will stand for what’s right for his people ,votes,votes .what the heck is the big deal? And so is suckoo.

      • Diogenes says:

        Not really the point of me mentioning them specifically. I brought them up because as persons who barely won they will be looking to secure their seats by appeasing their current supporters AND importantly by gaining new voters and supporters during their terms.

        To put it in layman’s terms:

        Who is more likely to listen to their constituents concerns?

        A man who won a comfortable plurality or majority of votes in his district.


        A man who barely won and is looking to secure as many supporters as possible for future elections

        It has nothing to do with me having any negative feelings toward Mr Suckoo or Mr Bryan, I am simply identifying and exploiting a likely advantage that voters in that are have on their representatives

        If the truth bothers you then I would suggest you just skip reading comments whenever you see the name “Diogenes” because nothing I said was negative toward them and certainly none of it was false or wrong

        The only “big deal” is the one you made by misinterpreting and then assuming that I have something against Mr Bryan and Mr Suckoo

        Diogenes of Cayman

      • Anonymous says:

        Kenneth about as caring as a rock! There have been several rapes that have not made to newspapers but are known on the marl road. They are a symptom of the increase of criminality in Cayman and a decline in its appeal as a tourist destination. Now you add the fight and idiot magnet that is margaritaville to the mix and watch what else happens given the lack of actual law enforcement activity.

    • Jg says:

      This is the diogenes i like! Lets legalize Tasers that once they are used, they contact police. Maybe even some life alerts. Or Customs should allow us to bring in “sexual aid” toys for people that obviously need to relieve themselves. Something… Anything!

    • Sad says:

      Thia would only give criminals a legal way to carrt weapons

      • Diogenes says:

        Sorry I forgot the criminals are so concerned with following the laws that we have now, right?

        Giving people nonlethal self defense tools is not the same as arming criminals, yes criminals will get their hands on them as well, but seeing as the criminals already have guns its a non issue for me.

        If the government regulates who can purchase the self defense items legally then it should be a minimal number of persons with ill intent that acquire them.

        It isn’t a foolproof plan and I’m sure the CIG would find some way to cock it up, but one of the main points of my original comment is that it is better than doing nothing and clearly the current system does not offer enough protections to the law abiding citizens especially the average woman who is genetically disadvantaged and a potential target when compared to the average man.
        (before I catch heat for bringing that up, take a breath, look up sexual dimorphism in humans and calm down)


        • Rollin says:

          Fantastic post – we can only hope legislation to this effect is at least offered for consideration and public discourse.

          I would hate for more innocence to be lost to these devils

    • West bay Premier says:

      Diogenes , I completely agree with you a 110% . But there’s two kinds of people who are living on the Island , one that feels that they can’t open their mouths on issues for fear of retaliation, and the other one don’t want to .

      I have to believe that someone like you can give everyone the confidence and security to go and do what you are suggesting . But something has to done .

  10. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile CoP was busy this weekend or late last week, with lawmakers, finding ways to turn a blind eye to the off road motorcycle lawbreakers who recently broke multiple traffic laws.
    Maybe if we can get enough other categories of lawbreakers together in a large enough number we can have more laws ignored…and even a place provided to break said laws?

    Maybe also if a large enough number of us that have been victimized or terrorized by criminal element, get on the street (March) we can get some real Police action?

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree.It was a riot. They want to legalize it?

      • Anonymous says:

        If you look closely at what the CoP said he’s not turning a blind eye. The little boys would have to be good little boys and obey the law, which I’m pretty sure can be interpreted to mean that riding on one wheel, in the wrong lane, on an illegal bike, while speeding, is breaking the law.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I guess women should carry condoms and ask the rapists to use them since they aren’t allowed to carry pepper spray?

    What say you COP?

    • Anonymous says:

      CoP has nothing to do with the legislation preventing non lethal self defense methods such as pepper spray and tasers, talk to the MLAs, AG or Governor

      If you honestly think that is going to happen good luck, not even allowed to carry pocket knives around without good reason

    • Anonymous says:

      4.45 an idiotic comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps if the CoP or a family member had to worry about the possibility of becoming a rape victim, we might see some actual police work. Unfortunately, these so called public servants only put effort into serving themselves.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Scumbag! Lock him away and melt the keys for his cell

  13. Anonymous says:

    Strong arm tactics require too much effort. Our police force are only interested in collecting their monthly pay cheque.

  14. Anonymous says:

    CNS I wrote the original comment and it was very insensitive…can you please remove?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps I’m going out on a limb here but here goes With the info supplied to the area of the incident one has to question whether this could be accredited indirectly to Dart developing and permission given for such developments. Before the Kimpton the West Bay Rd was a busy thoroughfare, With such traffic any would be assailant I’m sure would think twice before attacking their victim. What has happened down by the Kimpton is not too far removed from the rich/poor divides amongst our worlds cities, – look North out of your luxury Kimpton suite to see a deserted road in disrepair and vegetation gone wild on a once popular drive. Look South if you can beyond the deck chairs and see if you recognize anyone or see families that go to public beach anymore.

    Can we blame Dart, the Kimpton and the CPA for this incident, – absolutely not, but we should question how the current development which is inorganic to Caymans growth may be influencing the rich poor divide and the possible related consequences and abandonment of once staple family Island destinations we visted.

    My mind suffers with this poor lady, and my stomach turns – I hope she will at some point be able to permit this travesty to filter itself away in that she’s able to continue as close as she can as she did before, – a very sad day.

    • Anonymous says:

      Rape has nothing to do with wealth

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s not what they said…

      • Anonymous says:

        A genuinely valid comment, what is disturbing however are the profiles of ‘stranger rape assailants.

        It should be noted that in the above whilst perhaps a little unclear, there wasn’t mention of an assailants financial status, – the distinction between upscale developments and the neighboring areas left to deteriorate creating a favorable environment for the assailant was.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, are you really that clueless? Do you want to know why families, like mine, no longer go to Public Beach? It is because it is a complete DUMP, with garbage strewn all over the beach, piles of broken down beach chairs which block any view of the water, unlicenced vendors selling all kinds of junk, ladies offering massages. This falls clearly in the lap of CIG for their completely spineless approach to enforcing law and order at Public Beach.

      • Anonymous says:

        Interesting, whilst your reasoning for not goingto Public Beach (although completely justified) differs from mine in that it simply isn’t that accessible as it used to be, there seems to be a recognition that the state/character of Public Beach differs vastly from that of before developed. Whilst the rogue vendors were beginning to encroach before development I don’t believe it would have reached the mess of where it is now simply for not having the expanse of area in which to spread themselves out on. Who’s dropped the ball here is still an ongoing debate but it can’t argued it would be the same now as it was prior to the road diverted.

    • Anonymous says:

      Planning permission is hereby denied to anyone building something nice within 2 miles of depressed areas per Code 77.8933-SMFH which states that the animals in lower income areas become rape crazed maniacs when high end development occurs within a 2 mile radius of lower income areas and therefore such development shall not be permitted.

  16. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    ……..and yet women STILL cannot carry capsicum (pepper) spray. Something you can purchase almost anywhere in other countries.

    I wish justice for the woman who was raped, and I hope she can somehow regain her autonomy and former peace.

    I wish we had a provision in the law for neutering of these animals.

  17. Anonymous says:

    How can we help with so little information? Was the victim young or old, black or white, coming from what direction? What time “early?” after the beach bars closed at 1AM going to her car or hotel or at 8AM when there were tourists/people doing a sunrise beach walk? That vague timeline is not helping any witnesses. Description of the attacker?

    • Anonymous says:

      I think information about the attacker instead of the victim would be more helpful!

    • Anonymous says:

      It is not important to know the description of the victim. Has absolutely nothing to do with the attacker. Next thing you’ll be asking is ‘what was she wearing’…

    • Not the OP says:

      What they meant by ‘description of the victim’ is ‘did I see that person in a blue blouse (or whatever) when I drove by? If so did I see anything else I can report?’ – Leaving aside the debate on the ‘right’ information to give out when asking for help, can we agree that more information is needed so to help the public help?

  18. Anonymous says:

    The amount of sexual predators in this small island is staggering. They rape everything from adults to kids to even animals!

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s almost like there are sexual predators everywhere in the world and we have been lulled into a false sense of security on Cayman, just like with the warnings from the police every so often “lock and secure your cars” “secure your homes during the holidays”
      Those are things that people should be doing every day not just because of the holidays or because the police tell them to

    • Anonymous says:

      They are even in your government but they are protected so they can continue to prey on people.

  19. Anonymous says:

    We need to bring back Hanging, sooner than later. Shit families are ruining this country.

  20. West bay Premier says:

    I never heard of rape on the 7mile beach before in my life , but I know that alot of consenual sex was made . Things are getting really bad people .

  21. Anonymous says:

    With the ever increasing serious crime on a daily basis, who in their right mind is going to want to vacation here!

    • Anonymous says:

      Everywhere in the WORLD has serious crime every minute! The crime in Cayman is nowhere near to what goes on outside of our jurisdiction yet people still travel to those places so why would it stop anyone from vacationing here? When you travel abroad you yourself have to be vigilant at all times and that should go for everyone who lives here and visits.

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is the tipping point, when will the Governor, CIG and RCIP step up and protect the population and not give excuses for the criminals. When I moved to Cayman 25 years ago, I would not think twice about walking the beach alone at night. Now I really don’t want to be on the road after 9pm, let alone on the beach. My heart goes out to the victim, we have to stand up now and take back our islands. Start with the lawless gong show that exists already on Public Beach, this is not Cancun.

  23. Anonymous says:

    How many more anti-Tourism headlines will it take for there to be regular visible police patrol on our streets and main beach? It doesn’t make any commercial sense to continue to ignore the developed opportunistic crime problem we have. We should have officers deployed and ready to respond at every mile marker in the Cayman Islands. Such an easy task, yet the inexcusable dereliction continues.

    • Anonymous says:

      You already have more police per person than any other country in the world. It is not Police patrols that you need but figuring out why such a tiny country on a tiny rock has so many rapists, molesters and abusers? Animals cruelty is also rampant.
      As for police, what Is the state of the ponies sodomies investigation?
      Why you don’t demand press conferences where your government and police keep you informed on the investigations of such crimes? Media reports about a crime and everybody goes about their lives as if nothing happened. If police is unable to solve crimes HERE, may be they hire wrong people?

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry if the average person has more important things to worry about than assaults on horses, it is a travesty yes and should be investigated, but my boss doesn’t breathe over my shoulder reminding me to do my job why should the people have to in the case of the police

        I expect them to do their jobs whether we are watching or not

      • Anonymous says:

        Not for lack of personnel…they’re just not deployed on duty, and performance (or lack of) doesn’t seem to matter!

      • Talking Sense says:

        Not sure if you bother to read the paper, but every day there is reporting about cases going through court, burglaries, firearm cases, rapes, occasionally a murder, lots of domestic violence and frequent child abuse. Do you think those cases get to the courts on their own? There was a police officer responding, a detective investigating, a prosecutor prosecuting, a judge judging. For Chrissake, stop blaming every last thing on the police and the judicial system. Northward is bursting, the courts are swamped. You’re going to have to challenge yourself and look closer. So, when you do decide to read the paper and educate yourself a bit better, read about the cases themselves, and the losers who are in the dock. Most of them were raised here, and have been engaged in thuggery for a while. Many of them are drug addicts. A lot of them were given chances to improve, too often given bail and go out and keep offending. Police and teachers are the ones with the mop and broom, always cleaning up the mess when parents and society fail. Yet it is those very parents and society that love to point their fingers at them.

  24. Anonymous says:

    There are some sick people out there.

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