Police widen attempted child abduction case

| 13/03/2018 | 38 Comments
Cayman News Service

Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis at the MASH opening, 20 March 2017

(CNS): The police are warning the people of West Bay that a predator targeting children may be at large in the district after investigators received more reports of man seen behaving in a suspicious manner near children at the weekend. Following the report of the attempted abduction on Up the Hill Road of a 7-year-old girl, the MASH team established to investigate that case says two other reports have now been made that could be linked, which has raised further concerns about the suspect.

In neither of these additional reports was a child reported to have been approached or touched, unlike the incident on Saturday, but police are now warning residents about the potential predator.

“We do not know that these incidents are linked, but the incident on Saturday is very serious and we must warn the community that we believe a sexual predator may be at large, mostly likely in West Bay,” said Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne. “Children are the most vulnerable members of society and deserve everything we can do together to keep them safe, and our trained detectives in MASH are ensuring all safeguarding measures are in place for the child involved.”

Detectives and Community Officers in West Bay welcome any assistance the public can provide.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We need to catch this prick asap, it’s probably the same guy who was playing with himself at Dart Park in front of kids recently.

  2. Anon says:

    Description of the vehicle he was using?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They need an expert to build his psychological profile. .The fact that the perpetrator had tried to snatch a child from her own yard on such a small island points out his disturbed mental state and grave consequences for his victim had he succeeded. He is extremely dangerous and he has plan. Escaping on a boat with a child and returning alone could be in his plans. RCIPS must consult a psychiatrist specializing in criminal investigations.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not seeing any increased police presence.

  5. Wilma says:

    Good job RCIPS and the pressure on. No one rests until the guy is caught and locked up for life. Our children are not even safe on their property!!

    • Anonymous says:

      He needs to be caught, but has to go to court and be convicted…lets not forget there is always due process…

  6. Anonymous says:

    In the meantime is seems the politicians are more worried about the financial sector than our children.
    As next topic shows.
    Mr. Eden ? I don’t hear youuuuu..

    • Anonymous says:

      What do you want? The premier and financial services minister to be leading the police investigation and the commissioner of police the financial services initiatives? Clearly purely a shallow political comment.

  7. Anonymous says:

    He shood be castingalated.

  8. SandraMae witney says:

    catch them nip it in bud give them life in prison and send them england to serve it

  9. Anonymous says:

    ok…lets get facts straight.. which nationality seems to be doing the crime in cayman along with caymanian wannabees….Jamaicans? i dont see in the news of hondurans or filipinos being caught on canoe with drugs???? ??

  10. West bay Premier says:

    What has Cayman really gone to ? When I was 8 to 10 years of age I would meet tourist and show them around the Island and they would bring us back to our house . Today the kids can’t even play in their own yard . And the Government is not even acknowledging that there’s a crime problem. Politicians take your heads out of the sand before the criminals start stealing and abducting you .

  11. Anonymous says:

    Keep your eyes open Cayman, got to catch this one asap and the RCIPs need our to help get him. None of us want him on our streets, so for once, lets act as one. Anything suspicious, call RCIPS at once.

  12. Anonymous says:

    But wait a minute, it was only this morning that the RCIPS was on a talk show telling the public “not to panic” as this was a rare incident and a one off thing. But here we see the same organization is ramping up because it may be a much bigger issue.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is a difference between staying alert and panicking
      The RCIPS is trying to keep the public aware

  13. Noneyah says:

    There was something some months back, when a man in a pickup truck tried to get a young lad to get into the truck with him. Perhaps it is a different individual in the sense of his physical attributes but by no means is he any different from the creep this article is referring too. I dont know or understand how any man and woman who are fascinated or intrigued and turned on by having sexual encounters with young kids be it boy or girl thinks. Children should never be subjected or exposed to this behavior as it is sometimes one of the reasons adults behave in such manner from having been abused by someone themselves as kids. So disheartening that this island that is my home is so polluted with crime of all sorts. Incest is by no means new to this island that’s the reality, but we never had kids being abducted or nearly abducted before. And the leaders want to increase the population by another 40,000 bringing it to 100,000!!!! I am sorry to say it but sex with underage children is very prominent in nearby countries such as Honduras and Jamaica to name a few. I am in no means suggesting that its either one of these nationalities that’s responsible for this recent attempted abduction, my mean focus is to bring it to the forefront of peoples minds that this sort of thing isn’t endemic to these shores but is slowly being brought in by foreigners and the porn that’s right at the fingertips of anyone who has or has access to some device that’s able to establish an internet connection. The minds of people are so clouded with these sick fetishes its beyond uncomfortable for me as a father of 3 kids. I love women of all color race creed or nationality, but for heavens sake she has to be my age or older.

    • Jotnar says:

      “Incest is by no means new to this island that’s the reality..” “..this sort of thing isn’t endemic to these shores but is slowly being brought in by foreigners and the porn”

      These two sentences are surely inconsistent – unless you think incest either doesn’t count or doesn’t constitute child abuse.

      Can we all concentrate on catching the people who have sex with children or try too, and worry less about what passport they carry?

      • Noneyah says:

        @ 2;57pm No moron the two sentences aren’t inconsistent, I did not say incest wasn’t a form of abuse nor did I imply that at all, I was stating the bloody obvious and that it is. What I was referring to simply was the fact that child abduction isn’t endemic to Cayman and that it is slowly making its way onto these shores by the so many different nationalities that’s on this island. Clearly you missed the forest for the trees buddy. Perhaps you should seek a job with CNS as the grammar police to make sure people are typing correctly. The two sentences for one are separate and instead of bringing up two lines, try reading the article as a whole. This isn’t a court case study where everything has to be dissected and looked at individually. As for incest not being new to Cayman I clearly stated immediately after that that abductions or attempted abductions of children was simply unheard of in Cayman ,but with the 100+ nationalities here that sort of stuff is making its way to this island and that child abduction takes place a lot of the time for sex trafficking. Incest isn’t new to this island but abduction or attempted abduction is. The two statements were met to illustrate and highlight 1 thing , kids are vulnerable and should not be exposed to anything of this nature with that said, I hope this explanation will suffice Jotnar!

    • Anonymous says:

      Everyone arriving on these shores needs to be educated that the “ways” of their own country in terms of these underage “practices” are not acceptable here. Neither are guns or hard drugs This also needs to be taught this in schools and taught to tell. Sadly, I believe that there are some problems locally on this, and the community as a whole needs to be keeping an eye out for the little folk, and not protecting the big ones..

  14. Anonymous says:

    perhaps a serial …..something….RCIP, keep up the good work! also keep pressure on the drug runners….we need to clean up these island paradise….we can see the success with them having to delay y divert planes to Jamaica yesterday as no runway available? low to no crime = successful tourism….people want to come here because of safety!!!!☺?

    • Jotnar says:

      Its not a success when you have to divert planes to another jurisdiction or have people sitting under a canopy outside the airport because you cant process the volume – its a management or infrastructure failure.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wrong article methinks Jotnar.

      • Noneyah says:

        @ 2;54pm You clearly have way too much time on your hands Jotnar, I am not sure if you live under a rock or in the real world but airplanes being diverted and lines of people sitting outside is caused by the ongoing renovations of the airport, ever tried traveling to other jurisdictions when work is taking place on airports its the seem thing, come on buddy its not something that’s permanent . Why dont you try lending the architects and other person responsible for coordinating the work some of the time that you have which is clearly a lot.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you RCIP for this proactive approach, much needed in this type of incident.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Really happy to see this made a priority.

    Thank you all.

  17. Anonymous says:

    She was snatched from her yard. How insane. Find him and castrate him.

    • West bay Premier says:

      Castration for scum like that is too nice, everything gone is what he need .

    • Anonymous says:

      don’t limit the search to a man, could be a woman too

      • Anonymous says:

        She said it was a man… so… what a weird thing to reply with.

        • Anonymous says:

          could be a transgender or cross dresser…see a lot of women looking like men around the place man…they strap down they breast and keep they hair short and mostly bleached and try to walk like men

  18. Anonymous says:

    Next we will be experiencing serial killings! Too much immigration!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    What puzzles me is that everyone has a smart phone and can take a photo or video of suspicious activity/person.

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