Tag: Ato Stephens

Stephens leaves before official deportation

Stephens leaves before official deportation

| 12/03/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Ato Modibo Stephens has left the Cayman Islands before an official deportation order could be served. Stephens, who was convicted last year of ‘sexting’ with one of the underage athletes he was coaching, was facing deportation in relation to that conviction but he left for the Uni [...]

Continue Reading

‘Sexting’ track star faces deportation

‘Sexting’ track star faces deportation

| 07/03/2018 | 87 Comments
(CNS): Cabinet has directed that Ato Modibo Stephens, a former international sprinter, should be deported from the Cayman Islands following his conviction last year for ‘sexting’ with one of his teenage athletes while he worked as a local coach. Stephens, who is married to Caymanian trac [...]

Continue Reading

Coach stirs up outrage over threats to CIAA

Coach stirs up outrage over threats to CIAA

| 12/02/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Ato Stephens, the former Trinidadian track star who was convicted of ‘sexting’ with one of the underage athletes he was training while working as a coach in the Cayman Islands, is threatening the local athletic association with legal action after they withdrew his membership. Whil [...]

Continue Reading

Politicians wade in on coach’s deportation

Politicians wade in on coach’s deportation

| 08/02/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): The opposition is calling on the government to deport former Trinidadian track star Ato Stephens, who was convicted last year of ‘sexting’ with an underage girl, as the authorities have “an obligation to send a very strong message”. The call follows a statement from the pr [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [ [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading