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Tag: child abuse

DCFS boss says law boosted child abuse workload

DCFS boss says law boosted child abuse workload

| 13/09/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The number of reported cases of children being neglected or abused and at risk in some way has increased significantly since the introduction of mandatory reporting under the children’s law. Speaking recently to the Public Accounts Committee, Felicia Robinson, the director of the Department [...]

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RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

| 01/09/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Two cases of serious and historic child sexual abuse will probably never go to court as a result of police bungling and delays, a situation that was uncovered by an external review of the RCIPS Family Support Unit’s handing of child abuse cases. Another case of the same nature that was flag [...]

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Webster’s sentence delayed as crown seeks unique order

Webster’s sentence delayed as crown seeks unique order

| 28/08/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Errington Webster (55), who was convicted in June of sexual abuse of a teenage girl, will be sentenced next month as the hearing was postponed last week after the crown made a request for a special protection order. Prosecutors are seeking a sexual harm prevention order against him, which wou [...]

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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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Mother convicted over child beating

Mother convicted over child beating

| 27/06/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): A woman who beat her son so badly with a belt and a broom that she broke his arm was given a suspended sentence of sixteen months by a Grand Court judge, following her conviction Friday. Miriam Cruz de Jackson pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm but insisted she had not inten [...]

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Dealing with paedophilia

Dealing with paedophilia

| 22/06/2017 | 73 Comments
‘Reality Strikes’ writes: Errington Webster is the latest in a recent spate of paedophiles brought to justice, but we know from Marl Road gossip and knowledge of the wider world that there are many more out there. In every country there are adults, mostly men, who find children sexually [...]

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Webster guilty on all four counts

Webster guilty on all four counts

| 20/06/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): Errington Webster (55) was found guilty Tuesday on all four counts relating to a sexual assault on a teenage girl. The former firefighter and one-time political hopeful was remanded in custody immediately after the verdict, as Justice Charles Quin said the charges on which Webster was found g [...]

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RCIPS helps expose global child abuse sites

RCIPS helps expose global child abuse sites

| 12/04/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was instrumental in closing down child sexual abuse websites based in France and Russia that were previously unknown to authorities, as part of its collaboration with the UK charity, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), during the course of an investigation [...]

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Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

| 20/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has joined forces with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to create a dedicated unit to deal with the issue of child abuse from the moment of reporting through preparing a case for court. HSA counseling services are also involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguard [...]

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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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Webster allowed back to Bodden Town for church

Webster allowed back to Bodden Town for church

| 16/02/2017
(CNS): One-time political candidate and local business man, Errington Webster (54), who is accused of a number of sex offences against a teenage girl, was given permission by the court Thursday to return to his home district of Bodden Town on Sundays in order to go to church. Webster, who is on bail [...]

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