Judge finds pimp guilty in six of 11 charges

| 22/05/2019 | 108 Comments
Cayman News Service

Wayne Carlos Myles

(CNS): A George Town man has been convicted of several counts of living off the earnings of prostitutes or attempting to do so, in one of the first cases of its kind in the Cayman Islands. Wayne Carlos Myles (39), who was charged with various offences relating to what is commonly known as pimping, was found guilty of six out of eleven charges he faced after messages, pictures and other information extracted from his phone, which was seized by police in a drug case, led to police opening the investigation into pimping.

As Justice Marlene Carter delivered her verdict on Wednesday morning, following a judge-alone trial that concluded in April, she explained that although the crown had made the case generally against Myles that he was controlling prostitutes, she was not convinced that in each and every count prosecutors had demonstrated that Myles had either organised for the sex workers to be sold for sexual services or had tried to do so.

However, the judge was satisfied that in six of the cases Myles was in control of the women, had negotiated the price with clients and had either attempted to arrange the meetings for the sexual services or had successfully managed to do so.

In some cases the communication between Myles and the clients was explicit with no room for doubt, but the judge said that in others it was not clear and there was not sufficient evidence to suggest meetings were being arranged for sexual services.

During the trial the court heard that Myles was running a “stable” of at least 32 women and offering them to some 15 customers, charging up to CI$500 each time for sexual services, taking a cut for himself.

Myles had denied all of the allegations, insisting he had never taken a “dollar from any individual in respect to aiding prostitution”, and suggested that he knew nothing about the messages and images on the phone he was using.

Following the guilty verdicts the case was adjourned for sentencing in June, as Myles is expected to also be sentenced for drug-related offences in Summary Court.

However, he is already serving a three-year sentence for purchasing a large quantity of cocaine from a convicted dealer. That drug conspiracy case was also broken open as a result of messages on smart phones sent between the various parties.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Are any of the women or their clients facing deportation? Have the police even bothered to inform immigration? Are the authorities really as inept and incompetent as they seem, or are they actually corrupt?

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  2. Patricia Bryan says:

    This guy has really made a living out of these events he is alleged to have committed. These ‘allegations’ have followed him for what–about 18 years? That’s as far back as I remember hearing his alleged involvement in these ‘activities’.
    With the introduction of human rights to the Cayman Islands why is this not central to these allegations? Proof of these women being encouraged to engage whether locals or immigrants should be as concerning as wanting to pass gay rights–all human rights as far as I am concern but human trafficking (as prostitution is now more widely known as) is of more a concern.
    No sense in addressing immigration and admittance for non/barely English speakers as these issues have gone unaddressed for many years even from different avenues. The Cayman Islands is now the ‘pot of gold at the end of the rainbow’ today as the U.S. made entry to its borders more difficult since 9/11, with the U.K. tightening up to meet international standards also.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So, are these 32 women card-carrying Caymanians or permit holders? If on permits, do they now get sent home with bad references, or does the Cayman Islands judiciary and WORC allow them the career latitude to discreetly switch employers and carry on? Why aren’t the 15 men arrested?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    How does someone’s twisted mind run to adoption upon reading about this deplorable human?!? Do we need to add another worry that there might be sicko Caymanian men adopting third-world women to perform as father-daughter incestual sex-slaves?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Who are you to say what a woman can do with her body and not?

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    • Anonymous says:

      For the intellectually challenged, none of the women involved were charged for what they chose to do with their body. A man who as prosecuted for making a living off what they “chose” – because choice is a real issue when you are poor and few options- to do with their bodies, and in the meantime taking a substantial deduction off the price they received.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    CNS , can you please clarify what is the age for adoption in Cayman, and what age does the person adopting has to be?

    I am told you can adopt an 18 year old person and the person adopting can be 26 years old.

    CNS please clarify. because if what I am told is true.. Cayman has a big big problem

    CNS: I’ve passed the question onto Auntie.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The Department of WORC will recognize adult adoptions which take place outside of Cayman if the person being adopted is an adult. These adoptions can take place in Honduras or Florida.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Tip of the iceberg, it goes to the very high end of our MLA,s Who visit the illegal lap bars on this island
    It was very funny seeing a geriatric west bayer trying to grind up to a dancer. And yes I did see it

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wait a second, are you inferring that we have deplorably misogynistic butt-grabbing politicians in our midst?!?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Let’s look at the very start.
    When a young female presents herself at immigration with her work permit to work at a bar and cannot speak English why is she allowed entry and secondly why are wonderful CBC not investigating the sponsor of the work permit.
    This is not a police issue but an immigration department (CBC) issue they should not even be allowed in.
    Can our Caymanian heads please respond or are they complicate in the goods on offer

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    • Anonymous says:

      It should be obvious that WORC should look through to whoever (male) falsely attested on the paperwork filed on their behalf, and punish them, rather than the human they lured here for objectification, or worse.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    The exploitation of these women is the real story. How many of them are forced to work in bars where they get clients, then pay most what they earn to the John, then go back to their provided apartment with 10 others in a small room. We’ve all heard the rumors of the politicians being complicit in this too. That’s why it goes on. I hope they check in and make sure all these girls at these bars have a passport available to them and not locked away in their Johns safe.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The John is the client, not the handler, who is called a Pimp. The John’s aren’t at all interested in their paperwork, they attend for other purpose, and English doesn’t matter.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Pimp, John. Whatever. You get what I’m saying.

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        • Anonymous says:

          You are correct on the exploitation of these 32 women, and others like them. There are 15 free men on island that should be arrested in connection with Myles. Why that hasn’t happened are questions for the police and our judiciary.

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    • Anonymous says:

      It isn’t entirely a foreigner issue. There are Caymanian women living off of less than $900 a month because “tips should make the difference up”.

      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanian prostitutes? Or are you just talking about the waitresses?

        • Anonymous says:

          Young Caymanian girls. I had seen them with him at bars. Been going on for a along time.

          • Anonymous says:

            Same here bare that I won’t say no names they sure do pretend like nothing is wrong with hoing today

            • Anonymous says:

              There isn’t anything wrong with “hoing”! What’s wrong with prostitution is that the women are exploited. They do all the dirty work, literally, and they only get a cut. It being an illegal trade is what keeps these women unable to go to police about abuse from their pumps and johns and them being used in sex trafficking rings where a passport is usually seized. These women usually are roomed in a house where the pump ends up taking and even bigger cut to pay him back for rent and food. That’s some of what goes on when prostitution is not a legal and recognized trade. Now I’m not understanding when people are saying it’s not illegal here. I thought it was? All I’m saying is if a women or man wants to get paid for having sex, who cares? Maybe you care cause your partner would partake? I don’t give a damn what you do with your body as long as it’s not harming anyone. Oh and one more point. Sexually transmitted diseases are reported on from their dr who gives them an all clear to submit to clients when it’s a legal trade, meaning they get health coverage too!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Since escorting and wed is not illegal could someone post a good phone number?? I’m horny and have some cash to spend.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Surely with exhaustive phone records, police would also know exactly who the clients were that had procured these services. It is remarkable that our crime fighters and DPP have neglected to seek concurrent testimony or charges from the client side. Who are the “powerful men” they are shielding?

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    • Ron Ebanks says:

      Anonymous 10:36am , you have hit the nail on the head . And shouldn’t we be digging deeper to find out who are all the scumbags that is supporting such behavior in such a small Islands. But like you said who are the powerful protecting ?
      This pimping has no boundaries and the next thing you know is your 12 year daughter is making money and dropping out of School and ruining her life .

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    • Anonymous says:

      This might come as a shock to you, but prostitution is NOT a crime in the Cayman Islands. Living off the earnings of a prostitute is. However, neither the prostitute nor the client committed any crime.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Working without a permit is a crime.

        Trading without a license is a crime.

        Dealing with the funds derived from any unlawful work or business is a crime.

        Stop making excuses for an incompetent and lazy police and prosecutorial service.

        The deterioration of our society relates directly to the inaction of those paid to put a stop to such activities.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Thumbs down for being told what the law says?

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        • Anonymous says:

          Unfortunately we will never know the identities of the clients in this case. These men are very powerful men in the Cayman Islands and that info will never see the light of day. They can not proesecute the women as many most likely use burner phones or numbers belonging to friends or sim cards prepaid. Tracking them and getting convictions would be difficult.

          We are so quick to go after the spanish women but are you all aware of the high end escorts in Cayman and the ones that fly in weekly. I know of one who owns a villa on seven mile beach bought with the money she made. She told me that she makes on average $5,000 a day while here. This island has deep secrets.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Thumbs down for not recognising the multiple other offenses that are involved.

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      • Anonymous says:

        See Penal Code 2017 §136-140. “Procuration” & “Detention”, in particular, anyone who exercises control, direction, or influence over her movements, is aiding, abetting, or compelling her prostitution. That includes Johns and Pimps. Let’s see the list and press further charges against the clients.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    I feel like prostitution has existed on our shores way before the first church door opened. I also feel like if these women were willing he was only making it possible. They probably would not have been able to make $500 a pop without his assistance.

    With that being said I am not condoning what he did. But I think you’d be ignorant to believe that it somehow stopped because he got caught. The women are probably still working and I’m sure some other guy is going to want to capitalize on their situation, if not already so.

    Who knows but maybe his fee was for organizing the ‘meet’, transportation to and from and protection from harm. If I was his lawyer, pretty sure he’d be free today lol. My point being if they were selling themselves anyway maybe, just maybe they realized working with him was like having insurance!!

    Joking aside though, we will continue to ignore the signs of prostitutions prevalence knowing full well what’s going on. You can see it it all over. We all know that every bar in Cayman has at least one female that is selling herself, at least.

    We will handle this like everything else. Act like it’s a one off situation then wait until somebody is terribly affected by it, then try to clamp down after it’s way too late.

    Let’s be proactive for a change and just legalise the sex work along with cannabis and gambling cause I know for a fact that even the Pastors are utilizing all three!!!

    Thank you for reading! Have a great day!

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    • Anonymous says:

      10:12am – “would not have been able to make $500 a pop without his assistance”
      Are you thick? Do you really think ‘they’ made $500 a pop???? You are extremely naïve.
      It doesn’t work like that. Pimps don’t ‘split’ the money. They MAY have gotten $100 of that if they were lucky.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Mary Magdaline was a prostitute ask either one of the deciples when they come back.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    “Donna! Pimp down!” – Katt Williams

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  14. Anonymous says:

    When all the dust settles, we will have a job for him at our University.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    “Hold up wait a minute let me put some pimpin in it.” – Katt Williams.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    So they have the names of the Johns. When are they going to be charged ?

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    • Anonymous says:

      When it’s illegal.

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      • Anonymous says:

        At the very least is under the inmigration law.

      • Anonymous says:

        The law is gender specific: Any male who procures (or attempts to procure) control or direction over movements and actions (ie. compelled detention and servitude), knowingly aids, and abetts her prostitution. These are crimes in the Penal Code, as if they were the pimps themselves.

        If there is any legal gap, it’s that the Penal Code doesn’t speak to stud/gigolo prostitution for female/male clients. Strangely absent.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Seems I will be single again for a while.

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  18. Ron Ebanks says:

    Someone said he was doing that for years . Now do you see what that pimping is not a good to have in the society, How would you like if he was pimping /selling your little 12 year old daughter.???
    What he was doing is wrong and the scumbag should be put someplace for safekeeping out of society.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    I am sure that the whole Myles family is shamed by this and if not they should be.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    ‘A stable of women’ – I can’t believe that such term would be used in today’s lexicon and the courtroom and moreover published that likely only to serve to massage the ego of the litigator.

    This is one of the reasons why our young men grow up having no respect for women as are most men – and that extends to the workplace!

    We have a long way to go and unfortunately the so-called Gender Affairs portfolio is asleep at the wheels, as are some very talented and accomplished women in our society but again, it’s like I have arrived and have no interest or the moral imperative to pay it back or forward.

    Lean in ladies.

    I’m a proud father of an intelligent, strong, independent daughter and resist misogyny and toxic male masculinity and treating women as subservient, second-class citizens.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    I guess the suit and tie didn’t impress the judge… she spotted this trash from a mile. Thank you to the Justice System for coming to the CORRECT conclusion. Now the sentence should be match the harshness of the crime.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    pimpin’ ain’t easy….

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  23. Anonymous says:

    This guy has been doing this for years !

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  24. Anonymous says:

    Wayne don’t let them kick you while you are down. You’ll come out better than ever!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Deporation order?. You always sound so stupid.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why, do you not believe foreign nationals should be deported on completion of sentence when they commit a serious crime? Do you not think the authorities should have formal confirmation of all criminal’s immigration status so that, for example, even if they have become Caymanian, the court knows that their status may be revocable?

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  26. Anonymous says:

    Pimpin ain’t easy – Big Daddy Kane

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Don’t be surprised if his sentence is made concurrent with his present sentence and no extra time served.

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  28. Say what???? says:

    How about charging the women. Am sure they were willing participants. There were no guns held to their heads. How about charging their Johns also. Catching and prosecuting this youngman will not stop prostitution in the Cayman Islands….sad!

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  29. Anonymous says:

    What a sham of a case.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    Good news now lets continue the investigation to include the ladies from up north that provide the services to our high end customers and business travelers on 7 mile .Check with the cab drivers you will be surprised as to how many that are here on permits as secretaries,waitresses etc.providing escort services.Give the spanish ladies a break they work for minimum wage to feed their families the ladies from up north have no reason just part of the culture.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    ‘Broken open as a result of messages on smart phones.’ LOL, smart phones being used by idiots. If you have access to any of the border control documentaries from Canada or the USA you’ll see just how dumb this is. Personally, I’m sticking with my old Nokia flip phone.

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  32. 4father says:

    Time we eliminate jury trials here for obvious reasons.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    6:06 To where? He’s Caymanian.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Something like this has taken how many years to come to court? And it’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

    What we need now is an investigation into all the women on this island who don’t speak a word of proper English (apart from the obvious, which I think you can all figure out) but are working as bar staff based on WP applications that falsely state they’ve passed both the English test and the STDs checks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes – we only want English speaking, clean, prostitutes! The real issue is ensuring that work permit holders have a genuine job, and the problem is way bigger than bar workers moonlighting as prostitutes. What about all the “casual” labourers here in one permit but taking any day job they can find? What about Immigration actually checking they have adequate accommodation and their employer is paying health and pension, not just supplying made up jobs in exchange for a fee. Doesn’t matter whether it’s prostitution or construction, either way we are importing a social problem that the Immigration laws if properly enforced would prevent.

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      • Anonymous says:

        9:51 You’re opening a big can of worms here. I’m an ex-pat. When I first came here I worked for an employer who on paper owned several companies but it was actually one company using multiple identities to keep the numbers below the BSP levels. He also regularly filed false job descriptions to keep WP fees down, mine was one of them. What amused me was that immigration seemed to know all about it and didn’t care. Probably the only way to solve this problem would be to sack the whole immigration department (anyone who isn’t actually part of this knows it’s going on) and bring in a team of outsiders to sort the mess out and you know that’s never going to happen.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not a single aspect of our immigration laws is enforced. The Minister responsible should explain why.

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    • Anonymous says:

      They love you long time

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    • Anonymous says:

      Exploited women are the victims. These girls were probably lured here for domestic work, only to be whipped into other services. Prosecute ALL the men involved – esp client side.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Hogwash, theses whores are used to this trade, at least here they can make real money doing what they love instead of doing it for some drinking water and a loaf of bread back wherever they came from.

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        • Anonymous says:

          You kiss your mother with that mouth?

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        • Xxx says:

          Wow, this is exactly the ignorant rant I’d expect from someone with minimal exposure. God forbid any female friend or member of your family finds themselves in hardship in a foreign country and have to turn to prostitution. Life is funny, we never know the reason behind a person’s actions and we’d be silly to judge them and speak as if we know their entire life story. Such classless utterances from your mouth only reveals that you’re nothing but an educated fool.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Wow, surely sounds like I struck a nerve with you on this topic but the truth can be very offensive lol, but I ain’t going to deny that I am educated and sometimes I can be a fool, especially on Friday’s happy hour but as for going to a foreign country to be in that kind of hardship will never happen to either me nor any of my family because we all work very hard to achieve what we got.
            Prostitution is a very disgusting trade and to resort to it as a last resort simply means that you either lack any other skills or you’re just too lazy to seek anything less degrading, doesn’t leaves much room for being judgmental now does it.
            I am truly sorry if you or any of your family have to resort to this type of trade and I know it is way much harder to achieve a positive outcome especially if you came from a 3rd world country where most prostitutes are murdered or can barely put food on their table, sad.
            But once given the opportunity to come here and make a better living maybe you all should leave that type of lifestyle back wherever you came from because it wrecks alot of good marriages simply because of a very attractive whore who is willing to do anything for a few bucks.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh please…. save your concern for a third world country, no where in any of this article specified that these women were being held against their will in a building, drugged and tied or chained to the wall while men had their way with them forcefully. Yes I am sure under normal working circumstances they are making $6 an hour, however, they understand that they can have a cut of $500CI a “pop” and that translates to a lot in their currency back home and they are protected in Cayman and have their “Johns” also paying towards their rent, car and other niceties while they make each one believe that they “only want to be with them”, until some poor fool wifes them up.

        It’s like a real telenovella! You all forget about the after hours session in industrial park at a well known establishment or the dancing girls in another establishment on west bay road?

        “Beenie/Wayne” simply upset the wrong person so he was tattled on! Plenty more out there still in operation!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully a message will be sent with the sentencing of this person. One would think women would want this person to experience the full extent of the law.

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  36. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order?

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