Trusted family friend jailed for molesting child

| 05/12/2022 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A man (39) was jailed for four years on Friday, following his conviction earlier this year of several counts of indecent assault on a young teenage girl. The man was a long-time family friend whom the girl had known since she was small as he and his wife were close to her family and they regularly socialised and vacationed together. But when the child was a young teenager, he began touching her inappropriately when they were playing, and molested the child on several occasions over a period of eight months in 2020.

The girl was confused and unable to understand why the man was starting to behave this way after he began touching her on her breast and private parts through her clothes. Based on the things he said and her confusion, she did not tell anyone.

But on one occasion, as she was dressing in a bathroom, he entered the room and touched her while she was naked. A few weeks later, she told a friend and then eventually her parents, and the case was reported to the police.

The man was arrested in October 2020, but he was not charged until some time later. He denied the allegations when he was charged in court in March of this year.

Justice Cheryll Richards said that the man had groomed the girl in an effort to get her to accept his sexual advances. She said that he had been in a position of trust as he was like an uncle to the girl and her siblings. He and his wife had babysat the children, and for years he had done nothing to the little girl.

But the eventual betrayal had been very hard on the whole family. The young victim reported losing sleep and had wondered if she was mistaken or taking his behaviour the wrong way. Experts said the young girl would likely have been severely impacted by the assaults, and while she has strong support from her family, she will still need professional help to deal with the issue.

The man had admitted to one count but suggested it was inadvertent and had denied the rest. He claimed he was not sexually aroused by children and minimised the offending, according to the probation services. As she handed down the four-year sentence, Justice Richards said that he needed a sexual offender assessment while in prison as he must take responsibility for his actions and learn to exercise self-control if he is not to become a problematic sex offender.

The judge also made a sexual harm prevention order for five years to prevent him from being alone with children after his release from jail. However, it was suggested that the man, who is a foreigner with no ties to the community here, is likely to be deported on release.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Only 4 years?? And he’ll be out in 2.
    You people are sick for not trying to change this. It is for YOUR children!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Every night in Cayman a person (girl, woman, helper, boy) is Raped.
    Face it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fort Myers, FL, child molester sentenced to life in prison

    • Anonymous says:

      Yup, The judges in the U.S. don’t mess around at all.You commit the crime you serve the time…and a lengthy one at that, unlike here…Caymans judicial system is a joke.

  4. S.ICK. of. It says:

    where is the sexual predator list? asking for a neighbor, or are we as a small country afraid to admit they are everywhere. get with the times my country.

    • Anonymous says:

      That list would be full of prominent people and their sicko family members and cronies and THAT is why such list will never see the light of day in this country.

  5. N says:

    Sickening! He should have gotten at least double that time.

    Also concerning is “As she handed down the four-year sentence, Justice Richards said that he needed a sexual offender assessment while in prison as he must take responsibility for his actions and learn to exercise self-control if he is not to become a problematic sex offender.”
    Study after study indicate there is little in the way of this type of pervert to “learn self-control”! He will most likely offend again….which is why the sentencing guidelines need to be greatly increased!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bring in the death penalty !

  7. Anonymous says:

    4 years? What is the max for this crime, I’m sure it’s more than 4 years surely?!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just imagine, he admitted to one time but it was inadvertent? So the sicko couldn’t control his actions? I really hope that he is deported and put on a flight the very day that he gets out of prison, just after the father of the child give him a good assimg that he would remember as long as he lives.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is why it’s important to talk to your children (boys and girls) and let them know that they can tell you ANYTHING that bothers them. This poor child’s confusion must have made her a victim, not knowing what to do about the situation which got worse. Talk to your kids from an early age. I’m not saying her parents didn’t do this as I don’t know who they are, this is general advice.

    As for this “gentleman” I hope you rot in that cell!

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s also remember to teach our boys to be better. I hate to say it but the problems within most societies continue to be a male violence issue.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Parents or guardians, please don’t trust ANYONE with your kids, not even your closest friend or family member. Always keep your guard up. This is sickening!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting! Glad he got time BUT it should have been FORTY+ years and he should also be named and shamed for the rest of his natural life. Prayers up for the precious innocent girl. It’s not your fault hun!! In no way, shape or form.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know person in USA and his brother was charge with child molesting and touching young kids. He got 110 yrs in federal prison with no parole

  12. Anonymous says:

    Deport the bast**d!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    sickening. this is why I don’t trust any men with my children alone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Women molest young children also plus teenage males for underage romps, so do not just think that this is a male only problem. Anyone around your children needs to be scrutinized.

      • Anonymous says:

        dear, women are not the majority perpetrators. we all know this. I get you are a man with a frail ego but let’s face facts.

        • Anonymous says:

          What does a frail ego have to do with this, which is a fact. You are in effect saying that a male’s ego is to blame for not complaining that this occurs.
          Many young males get their first encounters from a much older female who later boast that she “broke him in and showed him how to ride the bus”!


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