Tag: child abuse

Alleged long-term sex offender charged

Alleged long-term sex offender charged

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): A 39-year old man was charged Monday with seven counts of indecent assault on a girl over a five-year period. He was due to appear in court today, though no details of the allegations have been revealed by police. They issued a short release stating that the unidentified man had been formally charged in […]

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Man charged with sexual assault on child

Man charged with sexual assault on child

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from Bodden Town who was arrested after he handed himself into to police following a report of a sexual assault on a child has now been charged, according to an RCIPS press release. The accused man was due to appear in court Monday in connection with the incident reported last Wednesday, […]

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Child sexual assault suspect turns himself in

Child sexual assault suspect turns himself in

| 12/11/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old Bodden Town man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault on a child after he turned himself in to the police on Thursday morning. The victim is understood to be a 12-year-old girl who has some family connections to the suspect. Police were called to the scene of the alleged sexual […]

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Shocking sexual assault conviction sticks

Shocking sexual assault conviction sticks

| 15/09/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A man who was convicted of a particularly egregious sexual assault, in which his seven-year-old victim was infected with a sexually transmitted disease, will remain in jail after his appeal against both his conviction and sentence was rejected on Friday. Devon Stewart (59), who was convicted in 2017 for gross indecency on a child […]

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Youth law change allows evidence from kids

Youth law change allows evidence from kids

| 30/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): After changes to the Evidence Law to allow uncorroborated testimony from children to be admitted in criminal trials and considered by a jury without a warning, the Youth Justice law was amended this week to bring that legislation in line. The Youth Justice Law had required a jury to be directed to acquit when […]

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Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

| 10/02/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Last week Governor Martyn Roper, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and members of their staff took the Cayman Islands Red Cross training session on recognising the signs of and preventing child sexual abuse. CIRC said that since 2014, around 3,000 people in the Cayman Islands have taken the Darkness to Light’s (D2L) session to tackle […]

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Hospital alerted police to raped child

Hospital alerted police to raped child

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that more than two weeks ago they received a report from medical personnel at the Cayman Islands Hospital that they had admitted and were treating an 11-year-old boy following an alleged serious sexual assault. Police confirmed that the case has been referred to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Unit, and […]

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Child rapist jail term cut over delays

Child rapist jail term cut over delays

| 26/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Justice Roger Chapple said Friday that he would have handed down a sentence of eleven years to a 37-year-old man convicted of raping his step- daughter but the significant delays in the case led him to reduce the time to ten years. The judge explained that the time he had spent on a very […]

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Child rapist awaits fate

Child rapist awaits fate

| 25/07/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A man convicted of raping his step-daughter when she was around eleven years old, who has been waiting 16 months to be sentenced for his crimes, finally appeared before a judge for a sentencing hearing Thursday but will have to wait one more day to find out exactly how long he will serve behind […]

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Smith Cove sex offender jailed

Smith Cove sex offender jailed

| 24/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An Indian national who was working here as a security guard when he was charged for sexual offences against children at Smith Cove last year was remanded in custody Wednesday to begin serving the remainder of a 16-month sentence. Valiyaveettil Josepeter (52) was sentenced almost seven months after his conviction on one charge of […]

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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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