Tag: Ato Stephens

Appeals denied for track coach

Appeals denied for track coach

| 06/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Ato Stephens, the Trinidadian-born track star and coach who was jailed in August for abusing an ICT network by “sexting” with a teenage girl, had his appeals against conviction and sentence denied Monday. The Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the defence on behalf of Stephens, who w [...]

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Coach gets 18 months for ‘sexting’ with teen

Coach gets 18 months for ‘sexting’ with teen

| 03/08/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Trinidadian-born track star Ato Stephens was found guilty Thursday of abusing an ICT network in connection with a catalog of indecent messages he sent to a teenager he was coaching at his Cayman-based athletics club in 2015/16. But he was acquitted of two counts of indecent assault an [...]

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Messages point to coach’s guilt

Messages point to coach’s guilt

| 01/08/2017
(CNS): The direct evidence against Trinidad track star, Ato Stephens, accused of indecently assaulting one of his charges while coaching athletics comes only from the teenage girl but the director of public prosecutions said the stream of indecent messages he sent to her also point to his guilt. As [...]

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Track student had crush, coach claims

Track student had crush, coach claims

| 31/07/2017
(CNS): Ato Stephens told the court that he believed the teenage girl who has accused him of sexually assaulting her had a crush on him when he was her running coach. When the track star from Trinidad appeared in the dock Monday, he denied ever touching the young girl or exposing himself to her. He [ [...]

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Young athlete recalls star coach’s alleged assault

Young athlete recalls star coach’s alleged assault

| 27/07/2017
(CNS): A 16-year-old-girl told a court Thursday, via video link, that regional track star Ato Stephens (38) touched her “inappropriately” in his car when he was her coach in 2015/16 when she was 14 and 15 years old. The young runner, who was training with the medal winning athlete from T [...]

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Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Former Caribbean track star Ato Stephens (37), who was working as a coach here in Cayman in 2015, denied sex crime charges when he appeared in court on Friday. Stephens, who was extradited from the US last month, pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency [...]

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Olympic athlete extradited in sex-crime case

Olympic athlete extradited in sex-crime case

| 21/02/2017
(CNS): Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach here. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill, is charged with indecent assault, gross indece [...]

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