Serial child abuser jailed for over 8 years

| 06/05/2022 | 38 Comments
Cayman News Service
Neville Lloyd Passard

(CNS): A 57-year-old man who was convicted of abusing at least six children for a period of several years, one of whom was only five years old when he indecently assaulted her, was jailed Thursday for eight and a half years. Neville Lloyd Passard was convicted last October on eleven counts of defilement and indecent assault against his young female victims and remanded to HMP Northward. In addition to the prison time, after he is released Passard will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

As she delivered her ruling on Thursday, Justice Cheryll Richards outlined some of the details of the case. The defendant knew all of his victims, had easy access to them and in some cases was in a position of trust when he abused them.

The judge said that Passard had tried to conceal the abuse and that some of the abuse took place in the presence of other victims. Passard had forced the children to perform oral sex on him and had performed sex acts on the little girls, some of whom submitted victim impacts to the court outlining their ordeal and terrible consequences.

Passard was arrested in January 2019 at the airport following a report by the mother of one of the children after the abuse came to light. He denied the allegations, claiming he was set up by one of the children’s family members. As a result of his not guilty plea, the children had to testify at trial via video link.


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  1. Countrygal says:

    Immigration Dept need to SCREEN many of these many allowed to work and live in this island

    TOo many Bad People are allowed to come and live and operate among us

  2. nauticalone345 says:

    This is yet another example (a disgusting example) of what Cayman and the Powers that be, really think of our children. Truly disgusting!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not providing adequate punishment is enabling the convict and others with these perverse tendencies. Prosecution should appeal the sentence as it is ridiculously lenient.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Should have beat some women instead. You don’t serve time for that here.

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    • Anonymous says:

      A certain person did seem to get off easy. If it had been an average joe, they would have felt the serious consequences though.

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  5. WHY ISN'T IT WORKING❓❓❓❓ says:

    Sex crimes against children are considered among the most heinous.

    8 years sentence for these kind of crimes is a crime itself!🤦‍♀️🤬🤯

    WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? ALL TALK NO ACTION?

    2012
    In 2012 the Cayman Islands Red Cross embarked on a project aimed at raising awareness of child sexual abuse in the Cayman Islands.
    https://redcross.org.ky/how-we-help/child-protection-sexuality-education/

    2014:
    The documentary, “Unspeakable: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in the Cayman Islands,”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ftp3x-OYz0

    2015:
    Rivers wants mandatory training to protect kids
    https://caymannewsservice.com/2015/05/rivers-wants-mandatory-training-to-protect-kids/

    2015
    Experts warn of cultural tolerance of abuse
    https://www.caymancompass.com/2015/05/20/experts-warn-of-cultural-tolerance-of-abuse/

    2015/2016
    Measures Against Child Abuse – Cayman Islands Legislative
    https://doczz.net/doc/6859082/measures-against-child-abuse—cayman-islands-legislative

    2016
    Child protection training stepped up in schools
    https://caymannewsservice.com/2016/09/child-protection-training-stepped-up-in-schools/

    2016
    Over 100 cases of child abuse reported this year
    https://caymannewsservice.com/2016/11/over-100-cases-of-child-abuse-reported-this-year/

    2016
    EDITORIAL – When children are forced to wait for justice
    https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/08/14/editorial-when-children-are-forced-to-wait-for-justice/

    2017
    With the launch of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in March 2017, the RCIPS has renewed its partnerships in the area of child protection and strengthened its capacities to investigate offenders and safeguard children from exploitation and abuse.
    https://www.rcips.ky/child-protection

    2020
    Cayman hosts Online Child Sexual Assault and Exploitation seminar
    https://cayman.loopnews.com/content/cayman-hosts-online-child-sexual-assault-and-exploitation-seminar

    2022
    Child Abuse | Prevention, Recognition & Policies in Cayman
    https://www.caymanparent.com/articles/child-abuse-prevention-in-cayman

    WHY Cayman Children 👶 👧🏻🧒🏼👦👩 STILL being not protected? SO MANY people including special RCIPS units allegedly safeguard them.
    WHY ISN’T IT WORKING❓❓❓❓ WHY ISN’T IT WORKING❓❓❓❓

    My blood was curdling when I was reading this article. YET, this inhuman was given 8 years????????

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  6. Say it like it is says:

    The law provides for a 20 year sentence for defilement of a child under 12. This depraved monster went far beyond this, the sentence must be appealed so that he stays in jail for the maximum term at which time he can be deported. Hi is a danger to all young children and must not be allowed freedom in this country.

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    • Caymanian says:

      Maximum term x 6. I think he should be sentenced to essentially the rest of his life.

      Wtf is he being allowed back on the streets EVER??!!

      This is a gross misjustice.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    The legal system does nothing to protect the victims. It is rotten to the core, decaying and toothless.
    Those responsible for its administration seem to have lost all sense of righteousness.
    Fortunately one day, they will all be held accountable for their actions.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    It should be 8 years for each child at the min.

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  9. George Ebanks says:

    This is what happens when rehabilitation is not made a priority.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    If he was granted residence or status I hope they are repealed.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    In 8 years his youngest victim will still be under the legal age of consent.
    This is truly sickening. A decision that shows exactly what Cayman thinks about the abuse of children

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    • Anonymous says:

      Genuinely fascinated as to the reasoning of the two downvotes here… don’t believe in the age of consent?

  12. Anonymous says:

    At least 6 children were abused and he gets 8 yrs. Thats just over a year for each episode of abuse. He has left each child with a burden to carry for the rest of their lives and he gets just over a year for doing it. How is this justice ? Surely there has to be an appeal to increase sentencing.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    The Judge did no justice for the girls!

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  14. Anonymous says:

    So, Caymanian Status (if he has it) cannot be revoked from convicted criminals anymore? WTF?

    There was no mention of deportation! Judiciary run by….

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  15. Logic says:

    8yrs…An giving ppl 7yrs for Marijuana😂…System backwards no joke…Nothing less than 25YRS starting for this PREDATOR..Slapping this swine on the wrist for destroying these innocent children’s lives…The Cayman Islands judiciary should be ashame

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Fort Myers, Florida child molester sentenced to life in prison
    https://www.winknews.com/2022/05/05/fort-myers-child-molester-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/

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  17. Driftwood Voter says:

    This monster should be castrated, be given a life sentence and if he’s not Caymanian, deported. The victims endured a horror which will be with them for life – and a sexual harm prevention order isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    It appears for quite some time that the problem within these islands is the judiciary system.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Molesting SIX different children. Refusing to plead guilty, making the children have to testify about it in court! Getting convicted for 11 separate crimes. How can a sentence of just eight years be justified for so many horrible crimes? Especially when he will only have to serve about half of it. Twenty years would be a more appropriate minimum. It’s hard to understand how Justice Richards could fail to impose a more serious sentence than this. Why so lenient Judge?

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Sick guy. Castration is the only rehabilitation for them.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order?

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    • Anonymous says:

      He can be deported after serving his slap on the wrist sentence as he is a foreign National. (Jamaican of Indian heritage)

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      • Anonymous says:

        Without a deportation order he cannot be deported. What they will almost certainly do is what they always seem to do. Let him out early into the community for good behavior, then months or years later try to secure his departure from Cayman, by which time he will have a child or marry or do something else to provide him a right to stay. They probably have not even confirmed his immigration rights.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Good question. Why has the court not ordered deportation on release from prison? Did the prosecutors even ask for it?

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  22. Anonymous says:

    8 years?! Should lock this monster up for life.

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