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DPP denies wrongly influencing case

DPP denies wrongly influencing case

| 18/07/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Patrick Moran, the acting director of public prosecutions, has denied that one of his prosecutors acted improperly over a criminal case that was recently heard in Summary Court, in which a Cayman Airways pilot dodged a conviction after she was charged with DUI and assaulting a police officer. The case stirred up some concerns […]

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Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

| 17/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Melvin Samuel Williams, a Jamaican national living in Cayman who had been charged with bigamy, had his name cleared this week when it emerged that he was the victim of a divorce scam. The crown withdrew the case against him and offered no evidence, telling the court that it had emerged Williams was one […]

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WB man denies abduction and sex assault

WB man denies abduction and sex assault

| 15/07/2019

(CNS): A West Bay man pleaded not guilty on Friday when he appeared in Grand Court facing charges relating to a sexual assault that was said to have happened almost two years ago. Jared Timothy Radcliff is charged with the abduction and indecent assault of a woman in November 2017. The prosecution says he forced […]

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Second carer denies manslaughter

Second carer denies manslaughter

| 12/07/2019

(CNS): The second of two men charged with manslaughter and child cruelty after a teenage boy in their care drowned during what should have been a supervised fishing trip pleaded not guilty to both charges on Friday. Larry Levers (46) denied the allegations and will join Michael Stewart (65), who pleaded not guilty at a previous […]

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Teen acquitted of burglary-arson

Teen acquitted of burglary-arson

| 12/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A teenage boy was found not guilty on Friday of burglary and arson at a West Bay residence more than three years ago. Justice Roger Chapple, who heard the trial in Grand Court without a jury, said he could not be sure the youngster had actually stolen anything or set a bed on fire […]

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Serial burglar jailed for 2½ years for bar break-in

Serial burglar jailed for 2½ years for bar break-in

| 11/07/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): James Blair Ebanks was sent to jail Thursday for two and a half years for two break-ins at the Cobalt Coast resort bar in West Bay, where he stole sodas, juices, packets of sugar, jugs, cocktail shakers, plastic bowls and even ice. Ebanks was described by the judge as a “serial burglar” who has […]

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Judge: Judith ‘Judas’ robbed Mr Robb

Judge: Judith ‘Judas’ robbed Mr Robb

| 10/07/2019 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Justice Carlisle Greaves held no punches Wednesday as he handed down the maximum term of ten years to Judith Douglas for her conviction for obtaining property by deception. Douglas was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of conning Nathaniel Robb, a US citizen, out of almost CI$1.9 million by falsely claiming that she […]

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Man to serve 7 years for raping friend

Man to serve 7 years for raping friend

| 09/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): John Michael Soriano (32) was handed a eight-year jail term on Tuesday, following his conviction in February for the rape of a friend at his home on Cayman Brac. Soriano forced a woman, who was friends with both Soriano and his girlfriend, when she visited their home last September. Soriano, who still maintains that […]

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Sex abuse case collapses as witness ‘can’t cope’

Sex abuse case collapses as witness ‘can’t cope’

| 08/07/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man was found not guilty of rape after the case against him collapsed Monday, after the alleged victim could no longer cope with testifying. The woman, who said she stood by the accusations that her step-brother had raped and sexually abused her on several occasions from when she was six years […]

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Status scam suspect blames victim

Status scam suspect blames victim

| 08/07/2019

(CNS): When she took to the witness box last week, Judith Douglas (53) pointed the finger at Nat Robb, the man who says she conned him out of almost $2 million in a Caymanian status scam. The George Town woman claimed she was merely a go-between for Robb and a mystery person, described as ‘Mr […]

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Man weeps as he admits showing teen porn

Man weeps as he admits showing teen porn

| 04/07/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Henry Jabines (35), from the Philippines, changed his pleas on the morning that he was due to face trial in Grand Court this week and admitted showing a teenager pornographic images. Jabines wept and hung his head when he appeared in the dock on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault. […]

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