Stepfather jailed for indecent assault on child

| 29/03/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A Filipino national who admitted touching his 11-year-old stepdaughter’s breast is likely to be deported in a matter of days after he was given a six month prison term Thursday for three counts of indecent assault. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested after he was assaulted by family members when his offending came to light. He admitted the crime immediately and pleaded guilty at his first appearance in court, resulting in a reduction in the jail time to four months.

The man has already served almost six months on an electronic tag and curfew, which was credited as two months time served, and in the face of the judge’s deportation order the man was expected to serve no more than a few days before he leaves Cayman.

The court heard that the man’s wife and younger daughter, as well as the victim, his 11-year-old stepdaughter, have already returned to the Philippines after he was arrested and lost his job.

The court heard that it was through the man’s own admissions that his offending came to light. The family was living in a one-bedroom apartment, with the man, his wife and the two children all sharing the same bedroom.

One afternoon, after the man had collected the children from school, all three went to take a nap on the bed they often shared. But on this occasion the man fondled his stepdaughter’s breast. She immediately got up, went into the living room and messaged her aunt as she was crying. Almost at the same time the man texted his wife and admitted what he had done.

The female family members then came to the apartment and took the child away. In an effort to apologise further, he went to the home, where he was reportedly assaulted by the child’s uncles. When the police were called he told them he had done “something terrible to my stepdaughter” and said that he didn’t know what was wrong with him. He then admitted touching the child’s breast on two previous occasions as well.

Given the admissions to offences that would not have been prosecuted without his revelation, his previous good character, and immediate guilty pleas to an offence that was at the lower end of seriousness for sexual offending, the judge handed down the short custodial term and  recommended an immediate deportation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m hearing from a friend of his that he’s still on Island working after doing his time in jail! THAT’S WRONG!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, surely immigration should have blocked his name. The employer should have been notified

  2. Anonymous says:

    So many comments and views on this page but sadly nobody will stand up and make a formal complaint about all of this.

  3. SSM345 says:

    there an actual disease found nowhere else in the world but Cayman due to Locals breeding with each other’s relatives…..let’s keep pointing fingers cause we are the best in the world at it. this guy admitted it and has taken licks for it; how many Caymanians protect and turn a blind eye?

  4. Anonymous says:

    we have our own scums. Who checking these scums??????

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please do not think that cheap labor does not effect Caymanians the same way. Some of us cannot afford adequate living conditions as well. We also have to accept the cheap labor jobs because this government that we are living under does not try to help us, they are only looking out for the “big money man” to help him save a dollar by enslaving all of us. Of course they must be getting their kick backs in some form or another. What happened to the “living wage idea ” that Minister Rivers was peddling? Imagine six dollars per hour- two for pension, two for health insurance, the remaining two to live off. Yep slave labour!, nor really getting up in the mornings- cramped room or not. Best sleep in a year was at the beach this weekend. Thinking I might just stay here. The beach is mine- I can bathe any time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Employee pension contribution is 5% of earnings. Five percent of $6 is 30 cents, not $2, You are therefore exaggerating by a factor of nearly 700%. Fact!

      Your post is discredited, I did bother with the rest of your politically motivated drivel.


      • Anonymous says:

        So you say cheap labor doesn’t affect Caymanians? Good try with the arithmetic argument, but no sale.

      • Happy420 says:

        I understand what the writer was trying to say. $6 doesnt go very far….. hate when ppl try to make others look dumb.
        Min wage should be able to cover the basic deductions and have enough to survive off of. $8-10per hr min wage is a realstic wage.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Did you intend to reply to my comment?

    If so, I’m sorry – I don’t follow.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sexual orientation is a tricky reality.

    Poor girl. He needs to be kept away from kids forever.

    That man has as much chance of changing as we do from being heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.

    Until recently, homosexuality / bisexuality were / was officially deemed as psychological disorders as well.

    Uncomfortable truth.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very Very sad. at the same time Phillipinas like to bundle in a room like sardines. We Caymanians cannot understand how they do it. I can just imagine that there are all sort of horror stories behind this type of living. Especially when there are as much as three men in a room? I am so sorry for this child when she goes to the Phillipines and he is there as well. We see a lot of strange behavior with these step children but everyone is afraid to talk and iI don’t mean just Phillipinas. A lot of these step Dads treat these kids very good by giving them money and buying them expensive items. That’s a big sign that something is going wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      To 8pm..sorry to tell you holy than though self, but Caymanians are doing the same thing to their own children. Same thing they get arrested and a slap on the wrist so don’t just blame a certain race. Just the papers, it seems it is a norm here and nothing happens..remember the 18 month old????? wasn’t a filipino now was it? Just had a case an old pervert “a pillar of society” shocked he even got 6 years, but just goes to show you how the laws are so screwed up here

    • Anonymous says:

      Yet you are marrying your cousins…

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh please like that didn’t happen in other societies in the past before they opened up to the outside world or travelled beyond their region.

    • AnonAnon says:

      The Philippines consist of 7,107 islands so i think its safe to say it is highly unlikely that they will see each other again even possibly to never see each other again in life. Outside that he is a weirdo pos so much of that happening in Cayman by a lot of diff nationalities here including Caymanians, sad but very true.

      • Anonymous says:

        You may have 10,000 islands but remember he was her dad so it means they were from the same place or island. Hope lil girl is hidden away from the creep

    • Anonymous says:

      SMH! “We Caymanians”, I can tell you one thing…you have NO idea how some of
      “Us Caymanians”….let me I call it “housing”. Trust me, I see it pretty much every day on the job. A sparkling Kia in the driveway (financed over 8 years @ 8%) means nothing. Take a stroll around the hood and post again. Sorry for the girl, I hope she will fine in her future and for the dip**** he should meet the uncles every week once.

  9. anonymous says:

    even if he served for a 6months monitoring, he should be punish, he has no reason to tell anyone why he did that, to the fact that he did for so many times, it means he really intentionally want to do it, he should be jail in the philippines. or the monther should file case in the philippines. even if he has a good moral character he should be punished like others do.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Previous good character? This is deplorable that all he got was 6 months. What type of message is this. The message is “It’s ok to sexually assault children” all you get is a slap on the wrist. Roy is only concerned of “same sex marriages” and goes on and on about it which it isn’t hurting anyone, yet not a damn thing to say about a grown man sexually assaulting a child. This shows where our government’s priorities are…its disgusting!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Since our prisons are full is it not better we kick him out the country rather than feed him here? This crime is offensive yes but thank God he did not rape or harm her further. The punishment cannot outweigh the crime no matter how emotional we feel.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Deport him! I’m a filipino but won’t tolerate such devil. Don’t forget to let the PH government put him in Jail! Enjoy the Philippine jail and get rooted there! You ruined your family’s life, especially your step daughter!

    • Anonymous says:

      scale it back a bit, there buddy. Ya, she’s ruined *rolls eyes. I am pretty sure she’s going to be fine. Not condoning the act. But it’s not like he raped her.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry anonymous 11:55pm but you most likely have no idea what it is like to be molested by your father figure and how hard it would be to trust again. Shrugging it off like “its not like he raped her” is silly cause what is your proof he didn’t or wasn’t planning to do so? Were you there? Maybe if you were molested you wouldn’t talk of it so lightly. Just saying.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are obviously one of the many disgusting child rapists floating around. Wish I knew who you were…

      • Anonymous says:

        @11.55pm – wow! Your comment reeks ignorance. You have no idea if that little girl is going to be okay. Let’s hope this never happens to your daughter, or anyone family to you – doesn’t sound like they would get the required support from someone of your background.

      • Anonymous says:

        11:55pm you are one ignorant a..hole….she is a child and he fondled her, as bad as rape. How do you know she will be fine? One would think maybe you are a pedophile and thinks this is ok? From your post you seem to be. You sick perverted SOB

    • Anonymous says:

      The Philippines are very concerned with the wayctheir citizens live away from home. Sorry for him if Deterte (or whatever his name is) ever finds out about him. Dog will eat his supper.

      • Anonymous says:

        If only our government would inform the foreign countries of these crimes! How many expats committed crimes and got deported just to be free again? Child molestation should be given heavy punishments no matter what nationality or status in life.

  12. Patricia Bryan says:

    Previous good character and early admissions making it easier to prosecute? This is what’s wrong with the judicial system as much as I love it and this is what’s wrong with Society! This little girl is going to be scarred for the rest of her life even though it’s a touch on the breast. I know the law gives leeway for these sort of things but at the same time the judge have a discretion to make. This sends the wrong message into Society of what can be done to Young and underage children. He had no defense to say he was drunk he was taking medication that impaired his judgment he was under the influence of drugs nothing. I’m surprised he didn’t say he was possessed by a demonic spirit. This is pure BS as far as I’m concerned there really should be in a mitigating factor and these sort of cases. I argued at one point for another case where the defendant said he was under the influence of medical prescribed medication and that could be a likeliness of course but even then that still wouldn’t play a huge Factor and the fact that he did it and he deserves a reasonable and just amount of time behind bars and no excuse.

    • Anonymous says:

      He should spend a good amount of time behind bars, as should the convicted cocaine dealers that walk amongst us.

  13. Patricia Bryan says:

    Very prevalent in the Philippines to be attracted to and sexually involved with very young girls. Thank God I am not the mother. I’m afraid to remarry for the same reason–no moving in or sleeping over or being around my young daughter out of my visual. Ask my family how terribly over protective I am. We just don’t know [who] to trust now. I have made the decision from a few examples I saw over the years, and from my own experiences, as I watch my daughter at 16, to remain out of any type of cohabiting or as mentioned above, until she is a certain age and or away from college. If I find someone, he keep his place and I will sleep there if I’m up to it. If I remarry, we find our own place and after my daughter is a certain age and she/they want to–they can live in [our] ‘family’ home.
    Anyone knows me it would likely be ME going to prison not him. Sick.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seems quite prevalent in Cayman as well. Uncles fondling their nieces, the family “friend” giving young girls gifts in exchange for sexual favours etc. Many Caymanians marry their blood relatives as well. The difference is the guy admitted it and knew it was wrong. Uncle Bob across the way thinks it’s ok and would deny it if accused. Didn’t a young girl get an std from a family friend? So I would hardly say it’s a Filipino thing Pat. Sick people everywhere.

      • Anonymous says:

        “The difference is …”

        Interesting conclusion there.
        We see you.

        For the record, no culture, race, or nationality has a monopoly on child sexual abuse.

      • Anonymous says:

        So does the Royal Family!!

  14. West Bay Premier says:

    I wonder if the Premier and the Cabinet would sound of on this deportation order . I hope that the Authority in the Philippines are notified , and the mother takes a stance against him there .

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps too many people sleeping in the same room/ bed

      • Anonymous says:

        This may be one cost of cheap imported labour to our society.Regulations to ensure work permit holders have adequate space to live may be a start. Too many stories of sardine type living, which goes against the traditional Caymanian way of living.

        • Anonymous says:

          Many years ago, we lived like sardines too. Can’t act like we all that. We have the same issue.

    • Angelita Ebanks says:

      yes, we can notify the Philippine Government by this sickening and unacceptable behavior, he deserves to be in jail for life.

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