Politicians wade in on coach’s deportation

| 08/02/2018 | 74 Comments
Cayman News Service

Ato Stephens

(CNS): The opposition is calling on the government to deport former Trinidadian track star Ato Stephens, who was convicted last year of ‘sexting’ with an underage girl, as the authorities have “an obligation to send a very strong message”. The call follows a statement from the premier’s office yesterday that no decision has been made yet about Stephens remaining here following his release from jail at the end of last year. However, the comments contradict those made by the premier’s chief officer that government has no plans to force the athlete’s departure. 

Stephens was convicted last summer of using an ICT network to abuse an underage girl. After handing down an 18-month sentence, the court also recommended his deportation once he was released from jail. But Stephens is married to Cayman’s own medal winning track star, Cydonie Mothersill, and has two Caymanian children, which raises questions about the legitimacy of his deportation despite his conviction.

According to a report in the Cayman Compass earlier this week, Chief Officer Wesley Howell said, “With regard to Mr Stephens’ case, when weighing all of the circumstances, including the nature of the offence for which he was convicted, and the fact that he has a Caymanian spouse and two Caymanian children, the Cabinet is not considering making a deportation order in this instance at this time.”

But on Wednesday the premier’s office put out a statement suggesting that no decision has yet been made because the Cabinet has not yet considered the court’s recommendation for the deportation, “despite media reports to the contrary”.

The statement, which was not directly attributed to Premier Alden McLaughlin but came from his office, stated that when deportation is recommended by the court, Cabinet considers the circumstances of the case, the law, any connections which the convicted person may have to the Cayman Islands and their rights, including the right to family life, accorded everyone under the Bill of Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities enshrined in the Cayman Islands Constitution.

“The Cabinet is also required to take into consideration the seriousness of the offence, the risks posed to the community by the continued residence here of the convicted person. Based on all these factors, Cabinet then makes a determination as to whether or not it is appropriate to make a deportation order. This is the process that will be followed in Mr Stephens’ case as it is in every case where deportation is being considered,” the statement read.

CNS has contacted Howell, the chief officer in the premier’s immigration ministry, to ask him to clarify his comments but we have not yet received a response.

Since the release of the statement from the premier’s office and the controversy stirred up by the case, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller said he and his team believe the government should immediately follow up on the court’s recommendation and that they should not put the interests of Stephens family ahead of wider public safety issues.

“The government has a responsibility to respect the recommendation of the court and the requirements of the law,” Miller said, noting that following the allegations made against Stephens of sexual assault, he had fled this country to the United States, where he also has citizenship.

“We have seen no evidence of remorse for his crime, and when we consider that he was in a position of trust in his role of coaching our young athletes, I believe the court’s recommendation must be carried out without delay,” the opposition leading stated. “Given the increasing incidence of crimes of this nature, I believe we have an obligation to send a very strong message.”

Miller said he sympathized with the fact that Stephens has a family living in the Cayman Islands, but he said Cabinet must act in the interest of the wider community and not just with regard to one single family. Government has an obligation to protect children from predators, he said.

“We must remind the premier that the Cabinet must make a decision. The DPP, the police, the court have all done their jobs and now the governor and Cabinet must do what is right for the country,” he added.

As well as the ‘sexting’ accusations, Stephens was charged with indecent assault and gross indecency regarding one of the young athletes that attending the track club that Stephens and his wife were running. But he was acquitted of those other offences because the judge said there were troubling elements to the teenage victim’s account and other evidence, so he could not be sure the coach had assaulted the girl. The police had failed to investigate the gaps and contradictions in the teenage accuser’s account, given contradictory evidence from other athletes at the club that raised unanswered questions about the veracity of the allegations.

Nevertheless, the judge had considered Stephens’ messaging to the girl as a serious example of this type of offending. He said Stephen’s behaviour was disgraceful and had handed down an 18-month jail term, which is close to the maximum for this crime. But the coach had been in jail since he was arrested in the United States and served a significant portion of the term already on remand. He was released on licence in November.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The weighed into the issue. One does not “wade into” anything that is not a body of water.

    CNS: Unless you use the phrase figuratively – see here.




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    • Anonymous says:

      “Weighed in” is better English style. The other option is a result of repeated misuse of “wade in” to get to the point of reluctant acceptance.

      https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/weigh_in




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    • Anon says:

      True, CNS, but I suspect your headline editor really meant “weigh in”. Which actually makes more sense. Fits the correct more appropriately than “wade in”.

      Some times these things happen, CNS, to the best of us, but it is good to be conscious of this for the future.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    A Sex Offender Registry is in need of here in the Cayman Islands like yesterday!!!!!!!!!!




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    • Observer says:

      I see in another publication that Stephens is pressing the athletic association to have him re-instated as a member, claiming violation of his human rights.

      This man has a lot of nerve. Very barefaced.

      I hope the association stands its ground.

      This is another reason that this man needs to get lost. From the tone represented in his letter, he obviously sees nothing wrong with harassing an underage girl (or anyone, for that matter) for his own warped desires. Shocking.

      He also is most inconsiderate of his wife, putting her in a most uncomfortable position as a member of the association’s executive committee.

      This man just needs to be gone.




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  3. Two Cents says:

    My read of this is that Mr Howell and his staff did the requisite cabinet paper for this person to be deported but the Lalah caucus or the Cabinet didn’t have an appetite for it and didn’t deal with it – hoping it would pass unnoticed.
    When Mr Howell, a most honourable man,was questioned, he told the truth in diplomatic terms “the Cabinet is not considering making a deportation order in this instance at this time”.
    When our self-important and anything but honourable leader read what he had said, AND THE REACTION TO IT, he swung into ‘protect me’ mode and had his office issue the statement. What a guy!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Mr Howell did the right thing….as always there is always someone to blame. PPM aka wasn’t me!!!




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  4. Anonymous says:

    See, now I’m confused.

    Couple years ago Jose Villalobos, whom is married to a Caymanian AND also has 2 Caymanian children, was deported after being found guilty and serving his time for molestation or something similar but here we are contemplating on whether or not to deport Stephens just because he’s married to our “medal winning track star”.

    A damn unfair shame! The same law should apply to all; doesn’t matter who they’re hitched to! Her medals cannot stop other children from being molested!! Kmt.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    When Mr Stephens was released from prison, they released him to the Immigration dept. they were preparing him for deportation and somehow he was allowed to go free. what happened? Who called and said release him ?




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  6. Anonymous says:

    The sad part is the Cabinet need to know there are others who Ato Stephens violated but they didn’t want to come forward for shame…………….. I know for a fact my niece was one and I hear of the others. This was not an isolated incident the man is sick.




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    • Anonymous says:

      If Lord Stephens was back in his homeland Trinidad, I can assure you he would’ve been statistics long ago. Just take time and read some of the T&T news. Why is it so difficult for the lossy Cabinet go deem him Persona non Grata. He fought extradition from the US, and now that he is here, he is fighting to stay here.
      What are doing with such a pervert in our country? Deport him ASAP. It is quite clear he is supported by his wife, so she should resign from her position as secretary to the CIAA. If he is slowed to remain in here, who would hire a pervert? He cannot be trusted. Having Caymanian children does not guarantee a sex offender the right to stay, and worse when the courts has recommended deprtation.
      It would only happen here, because of our licky-licky, jelly kneed Cabinet.
      Time to organize a MARCH.




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    • Observer says:

      If his wife is sticking by his side, lucky for him, but for the sake of the wellbeing of their children in a small society they should leave.

      Unfortunately, also, this type of behaviour is likely to recur.

      Is Cabinet reluctant because they somehow blame the victim? She enticed him? Or they rank this offense as insignificant? If so, they are sadly misguided.

      I congratulate the mother who pursued this case through the courts. She has saved her daughter from deep anger and resentment that would result from failure to redress this crime perpetrated on her. She has also helped to mitigate the potential for continued offending against other unsuspecting innocent children.

      And if we don’t have a sex offender register it is high time we institute one post haste with all of these numerous cases popping up. And I am pretty sure we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg.




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    • Anonymous says:

      In which case we may be better off letting him take his chances on the streets.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Is the Cabinet reluctant to take a stand on this case? If so, is it because they do not take crimes of this nature seriously? Or is it because they think the teen was a willing accomplice?

      In either case they would be sadly ill advised.

      Further, the chances of re-offending are high.

      I would have no objection if they decided in favour of deportation and disappointed if they didn’t.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    I thought Mr. Stephens was married to a Jamaican.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    I believe the correct term is “weigh in” not “wade in”.




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    • Anon says:

      10:15: I think you are correct. How about it CNS? This is the second “wade” in I have seen in your headlines. I do think your headline writer meant “weighed” in. Makes more sense.

      CNS: See here.




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    • annonymous says:

      10:15pm – maybe it was tongue in cheek “wade as to slowly make your way through water…

      meaning CIG slow in taking a stance…




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      • Anon says:

        Mmmm, interesting explanation, but it does not fit context. No one, neither Premier nor Opposition has been slow in weighing in on the issue.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    So … when the issue is gay marriage there is no end on CNS to the references of “human rights”, but now when the issue is that of a “right to family” – we hear crickets and rights no longer apply?

    Oh the irony.

    Be careful of the principles you stand on folks – they just may come back to bite you in the bonkey!

    Sending some love and support to Cydonie, one the loveliest people you will ever meet, during this difficult time.




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    • Diogenes says:

      Love the random attack on gay marriage, Cayman is predictable if nothing else
      Pretty simple response
      The protection of the general public, in this case children who this man could prey on overrides the individual right to “family”
      I wonder if he cared much for his family as he fled the jurisdiction to evade the law?

      Nice try sweetie, though clearly legal principles aren’t a strong point of yours

      Diogenes




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    • Anonymous says:

      @5:52 pm You are lost here. Comparing apples and oranges. Send your daughters to be coached by him.
      Having said that he shouldn’t be deported, but he must join a sexual offenders list. Is there one?




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      • Anonymous says:

        There is actually no comparison as the sole issue is that of “human rights”.

        We can be confident his days of coaching or working with children are over.

        Lastly, we are basically on the same page.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Research shows that far too many of his type never really rehabilitate and putting him on a sexual offenders list will not prevent him from re- offending.




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        • Anonymous says:

          6:01 am: the purpose of a sex offender register is not to rehabilitate. It is to ensure that there is a public source of information so that, for instance, registered individuals are not employed in sensitive jobs, such as those around children. And they do tend to gravitate to those positions, paid or voluntary.

          The fact that rehabilitation is an unattainable goal for most makes it even more vital that we do have a public sex offender register.




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    • annonymous says:

      How the hell can you even utter the world gay marriage. How one could compare that with a scum who molest children is beyond me?!

      Adults of consenting age can live their sexual lives as what they wish to. Its their business. Just like your sexuality is your business as long as its with a consenting adult. Gay people getting married not hurting you or me.

      Its scums who molest children and rape that need to be gone. You have serious issues if you believe they are one and the same. In fact you make it seem like to be gay is worst.

      As for Cydonie being one of the loveliest people….I always had a lot of time for her seeing she was one of our athletes. I will always applaud her efforts in that realm. However the one thing I will not applaud is the way she stands by a pedophile and I say this because I am around sports and have witness the way this woman stand by this scum and the disrespectful way he treated her.

      It is one thing to stand by your husband or family when they cheat or do drugs or steal; even when you don’t like what they did or do. But to stand by a child molester is nothing short of sick….

      The thought alone would make any normal person revolt and puke. Especially when you have young daughters yourself because chances are they will be next.

      If all the others had come forward…this lowlife scum would have gone down hugely…but what they did was bad talk the young girl who had the courage to speak up.

      But there is a saying the higher the monkey climb…the more he exposes his behind….
      He far from done…people like him never stop because they are SICK and can never be cured.

      Sadly other victims will fall probably before he get caught again and gets what he deserves…Sick ppl like him will never change…

      Cydonie need to step down or to be removed from CIAA Board because she has her husbands interest at hand not track and field. Its probably her who wrote the letter for him.

      She should not be allowed to hold the secretary position and technical director position simultaneously anyhow, as its a clear conflict of interest. CIG need to step up and do what is right. After all they are paying her salary as the TD.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    Why fight so hard to remain on this small island when everyone knows you’re a pedophile/pervert and you have options to live elsewhere? Why not take your wife and kids with you? Where was all this concern for your family when you ran off and left them when this first came to light? It’s not like he willingly came back to face the music or even owned up to his disgusting behavior when it was initially found out.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Deportation is in order regardless of whether he has a Caymanian wife and children. His earlier actions of fleeing the country prior to his arrest and later conviction shows us how much he really loves his ‘Caymanian wife and children’. He is a pedophile outright and thus he should not be allowed to remain in our country. To save his wife and children further embarrassment and hurt he should want to get on the first flight out of here the exact hour he is release from prison.




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  12. anonymous says:

    Well said 7:22, 8:45 and 7:11. This is a disgrace and potentially contempt of court. He fought extradition to return to face justice and wasn’t contrite; therefore, I see no reasons for not deporting him back to the US where he will be a registered sexual offender and likely deported to his native T&T. The CIG have a duty to protect its community and our children from sexual predators and danger. I agree there’s unlikely to be any hardship to the family, as they can relocate with him as Tanya did and revisit whenever they wish to but without him. Why should the victim have to see him in her community and be traumatized further when it can be avoided.




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  13. Kim says:

    My father was deported with a Caymanian child and spouse and we survived just find.




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    • Anonymous says:

      My father was also deported. He had 3 daughters and an adopted son. He now has 5 grandchildren he barely sees. He was and still is a naturalised citizen of the UK with a British passport. We were not fine, We survived. We’re still waiting on our Government to write the law that would allow him to return for more then 30 days. If I had any money I would spend all of it on filing lawsuits against our Government for blatantly disregarding the Human Rights of so many Caymanians. And more importantly let me state his case was drug related and because of the fact that he had no previous record, no trouble with the law, he spent under 2 years in prison. How that’s fair? I don’t know. But I hope none of these waste politicians will have to go through what my family for generations will have to continue to endure,




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      • Anonymous says:

        You should address this with your dad, sorry but that’s the reality of it




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        • Anonymous says:

          My father made a mistake and served his time. He also had to stay away from Cayman for a minimum of 10 years. I think that that is more than enough, but that’s my opinion. We are addressing this with the HRC. Don’t get me wrong, my post was not in support of Mr Stephens, whom I think should have been taken from court to the airport.
          But if and when Cabinet approves him to stay you will see the repurcussions of not considering the Human Rights Bill. Whether we like it or not, human rights cannot just be tossed aside. Also he’s a US citizen so you know he has Trump support all the way!




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          • Anonymous says:

            ECHR soon won’t have any impact here once Brexit is completed. Can’t come soon enough if you ask me




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            • Anonymous says:

              I may be uninformed, but the US deports its criminal elements after serving their time. What is it about this case that makes deportation so unacceptable?

              The man has had his day in court and the Court has recommended deportation.

              So what gives about human rights? I don’t get it. Can someone explain what this human rights issue is all about?




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              • Anonymous says:

                I am aware of a Jamaican who was married to a US citizen. He ended up in jail and the US deported him back to after he had served his time, leaving behind US wife and all.




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          • Anonymous says:

            If hehas Trump support then he should go get a job in the White House. Should feel quite at home there. They probably have a few vacancies now.




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  14. "Anonymousir" says:

    its funny, because! if it were a politicians daughter … he’d probably get life or “deportation” would not have been a problem. He is not a Caymanian, so send him home. He lost his rights to be here. How hard is that to comprehend?




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    • Anonymous says:

      10:08am, I am praying for the shoe to fall off of the right foot and be placed on the wrong foot of the politician/ s, so they can happily feel the pinch!!
      Everybody will be deafened by the out-cry.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    The guy is a criminal and needs to go away. If you let him stay he will revert back to his ways. for many years there were rumors about him and he is being protected by his wife.




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Please deport and set an example. Perhaps if people (including those who have Caymanian families) see what is on stake when committing crimes they may think twice.




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  17. Anonymous says:

    He should have been taken straight from prison to the airport! Why is he still here?




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  18. Anonymous says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again! The Opposition is the only Government we have, the other guys are obviously negligently absent




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    • Anonymous says:

      Be thankful the opposition are not in fact the government




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      • Anonymous says:

        We have Premier Donald speaking out of one side of his mouth and then blaming someone else out of the other side. Guess he will be firing someone for telling the truth.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    The scum should be deported immediately. Who the hell does this premier think he is?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why the hell the waiting so long. Make the decision deport him and if it gets challenged so be it! why are they so afraid! its a national disgrace that he has not been deported already. Cabinet please do the right thing and save our children.




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  20. Anonymous says:

    Well done Ezzard and Opposition members that is real leadership!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Power to the Opposition for prioritizing this! There will be an absolute riot if the Cabinet allows him to stay much longer I can assure you.




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  21. Anonymous says:

    No shame to his game at all. Alden rolled the bus over his CO Wesley Howell and will make anyone a scapegoat for his continued failings as a leader or cut any deal to remain as leader just ask Big Mac.




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    • Anonymous says:

      That is not nice to say about our honorable Premier who is working very hard for us. Shame on you
      Give this poor Mr Stephens a break like our unity team did.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Alden is very good at blaming others for his own incompetence.




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    • Anonymous says:

      If any of you out there still thinks the Premier thinks about anyone besides himself then you all need to have your head checked. He had no qualms forcing Marco to run in George Town instead of red bay which was his (Marco’s) first choice. He hung him out to dry in central g.t. Need I say more?




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  22. WE WANT JUSTICE says:

    Deport that nasty pervert now!

    Cayman must not tolerate this type of despicable behavior from any individual especially somebody with PR or Status. He fled the jurisdiction before he was arrested and charged. Ato was helped by his wife to do so which is disgraceful considering they have two young daughters. We do not need sexual predators who may reoffend in our communities. Ato Stephens and his wife have options to live elsewhere they should do so as our kids need not worry about monsters like this. The time has come to deport every foreign national with PR or Cayman Status and make an example of them all for committing crimes which cause them to lose the privilege to call this country their home.

    Any politician that cannot understand what must be done is a large part of the problems with the criminal justice system after the courts have ordered deportation. Imagine if it was your child or your family and protect the law abiding citizens not the monster and those who aid their sick minds. We demand justice!




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  23. nauticalone says:

    So the premiers office is more considered with this criminal perverts (who also happens to be expat) rights to family life (and this needs to be considered) and the rights of expat married same sex persons are also having their rights protected….but Caymanian gay and same sex couples have no such protection? This is not right….ALL persons rights should be protected! And criminals (especially where serious crime / crime against children) should lose those rights!




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    • Anonymous says:

      7:44 Welcome to the age of human rights! If they try to deport him he’ll simply claim it violates his rights under Article 8 (right to a private and family life). As they’ve found out the hard way in the UK, thanks to ECHR the days when you can simply put scum bags on a plane and get rid of them are over.




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      • Fred the Piemaker says:

        Nothing to stop his family going with him – don’t see how that is breaching his right to a family life.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Lets face it, Caymankind will eventually hound him out by means of harassment and possibly violent threats or acts, despite the ongoing issues with family rape and incest…




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    • Anonymous says:

      The Premier has an obligation to protect the expat community, little do you all know.

      What? He didn’t disclose this information on his campaign trail?

      #SHOCKER




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  24. REB says:

    He was forced to return to Cayman from the states, so what is the problem with him going back?




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  25. Cousin Simms says:

    Shame shame on every member of cabinet who vote for this. As for you Alden you are absolutely disgusting as is all those who vote for you in the last election. yes ya Pervert??




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  26. Anonymous says:

    Do the Courts “recommend” or order deportations? I was under the impression that in pertinent cases, convictions include deportation ‘orders’, i.e. mandatory. However, based on this case and at least another of which I’m aware, it appears that these are the Courts’ recommendations and as such do not have to be enforced. Can some legal mind please clarify? If that is indeed the case, then the Executive branch of our Government is blatantly flipping its nose at, or as would be called in today’s culture, “dissing” the Courts’ message in promoting the best interests of our islands. Disturbing!

    May I take the liberty to compare this case/situation with that which involved a Caymanian-born, world record holding athlete – Tanya Streeter. Mrs. Streeter was also an international sports ambassador for the Cayman Islands (I can’t recall if she officially held any related position but was nevertheless directly promoting Cayman). Her husband was deported from the Cayman Islands and she chose to leave with (or after) him – depriving our islands of the world’s attention to and the possible development of free-diving as a sport, locally. That option would clearly be wide open to Mrs Mothersill and children if Mr. Stephens were to be deported.

    However, the fact alone that he has a family here should not impede the Courts’ orders or recommendation. Any benefits of Mr. Stephens’ contribution to Cayman society were forfeited by his actions and his conviction, and he would have been better served to keep the interests of his own family in mind when he was corrupting the children of other families.

    Especially within the last year, the world has embraced a strong message against the sexual exploitation of others. Are we to be out of step with such a serious and sensitive matter? Are we to pick and choose how and when we would like to be considered “first world”; or will we be guided by good conscience instead of by favour, connections and self-interests?

    Mr. Premier, I believe you’re too pious to read outlets like CNS but I’m sure many of your ‘armchair advisers’ log-on and I trust these comments will get back to you. Therefore, I respectfully ask you to especially consider my previous two paragraphs whenever you and your Cabinet get around to meeting on this matter and think of, and act in, your islands’ best interests.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Mr. Streeter stole a truck load of Marl. It seems our Cabinet fools think that is a much worse offense than what Mr. Stephens did. Forever honorable? They make it seem we should hound them out with Mr. Stephens and all be much better off.




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    • Anonymous says:

      The reality is that Miss Streeter will never be widely considered ad Caymanian. Miss Mothersill is Jamaican but she won a commonwealth medal so we will let it slide.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Mrs. Streeter is also a world class athlete, multiple world record holder, internationally known environmental campaigner and a born Caymanian.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Free Diving is a death wish, not a sport.




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  27. Caymanian facts says:

    I don’t agree with this discussion but as per CI laws as well as (unfortunately) human rights with these sorts of cases the cabinet did the right thing,as this man (if you can call him that) is married to a Caymanian and has 2 Caymanian children, otherwise we once again could be looking at another civil case against the CI Government, which we would have e to pay for costing a fortune.

    So what can we do, well

    Don’t hire this man
    My simple solution would be is get social services involved, as well as the family support unit.
    As we all know a majority of children sexual offenders repeat these crimes. XXXXX




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    • John Q. Public says:

      If we follow your reasoning and allow him to stay here for family reasons the same family he abandoned when he fled to the USA prior to his arrest in Cayman. Note he then had to be extradited back to these islands, Ato will become a ward of the state due to inability to find employment will likely apply for welfare benefits and tax payers will help fund his existence via social services and assistance. So he destroys a life and we don’t know if this is his first time of showing his true character but we know it’s the first time he’s been caught.

      The solution for Cabinet is simple to avoid the public paying for the maintenance of Ato Stephens and his wife who aided him and was complicit when he fled. DEPORT THIS SICK SEXUAL PREDATOR ASAP!
      Ato surrendered his human rights to family in Cayman due to his own actions. The recommendation of the court is all the justification Cabinet members need stop being weak willed jelly fish. The welfare of the community is more important than one family led by a sick monster. His wife Mothersill can leave too if she can’t figure out this is the sort of person that sensible people to not marry or stay married to.




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    • West bay Premier says:

      Caymanian Facts , and people should also keep their children away from him , and make sure your friends know that he is a child molester on Facebook if he’s not deported away from our children. But it’s appalling that Human rights in the Laws protects one more than the overall population..




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    • Anonymous says:

      The children must be Americans too. They can go there and live happily ever after. Our children not have such luxury. I also heard on the news that he is bringing a law suit against the athelic association for re- instatement. Along with being a sexual molester he must also be flipping crazy. I wonder whose children he plans on training. That will be the end of that association because I know no parent will allow him near their child. Further this entire fiasco is presenting a conflict of interest for his wife and she should be removed from the board until this is over. Recusing oneself from discussions is a waste of time. That usually gives way to side bar collusion. She should not have a vote nor influence.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Sssssh! Now you may have made it impossible for them to open a bank account in Cayman.

        We are so messed up.




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  28. Fred the Piemaker says:

    So if I understand it right, Cabinet wishes to preserve the right of an adult male to stay on the island despite being convicted of texting an underage girl to send him pictures of her naked, because he has a family here including children? (passing lightly over the failure to convict for touching based on lack of evidence). I am surprised the mother is not the strongest advocate for him to be deported. The girl was 14 years old FFS. I don’t give damn who the mother is – what the hell is going on here? Is CIG saying that its ok to engage in this behaviour just because you have Caymanian kids! Or because the mom is a celebrity? Hell – what about protecting other Caymanian kids against predatory behaviour? This is nothing short of appalling. Sends a message that it doesn’t matter if you prey on young girls either because no one cares about older men taking advantage of 14 year olds, or more likely because if you are connected to the right people it doesn’t matter.




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