Tag: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Cops investigate false child rape allegation

Cops investigate false child rape allegation

| 18/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has said there is no evidence to support allegations that an 11-year-old child was the victim of rape last month. Police have opened an inquiry into how a local man was named and accused on social media of sexually assaulting a boy based on what is now believed […]

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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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Step-brother faces historic rape allegations

Step-brother faces historic rape allegations

| 24/06/2019

(CNS): A 28-year-old man from Windsor Park, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been accused by his step-sister of raping her multiple times from when she was six years old until she was a teenager. The young woman first told an adult at her school in 2014 but for a variety of reasons […]

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Domestic abuse reports skyrocket

Domestic abuse reports skyrocket

| 03/05/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Family Support Unit and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are dealing with an average of 185 domestic abuse referrals every month as well as 62 child safeguarding reports, according to statistics released this week by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Officials said that presenting accurate statistics on domestic crimes can present […]

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Special court to tackle domestic abuse

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

| 13/12/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The police, prosecutors, courts and community rehabilitation have entered into a wide agreement that they all hope will help improve and fast-track the handling of domestic abuse cases in the Cayman Islands. The deal paves the way for a specialist court as well as more focused support services for victims. Domestic violence was not […]

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Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

| 20/08/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Amendments to the Penal Code that government hopes to steer through the Legislative Assembly at next month’s meeting on Cayman Brac have been welcomed by the police, as they say it will help them and prosecutors convict sexual predators and abusers who groom young victims. The Penal Code is being amended to include eight […]

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Police widen attempted child abduction case

Police widen attempted child abduction case

| 13/03/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The police are warning the people of West Bay that a predator targeting children may be at large in the district after investigators received more reports of man seen behaving in a suspicious manner near children at the weekend. Following the report of the attempted abduction on Up the Hill Road of a 7-year-old girl, […]

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Child fights off masked abductor

Child fights off masked abductor

| 11/03/2018 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Police are looking for a masked man who attempted to abduct a child in West Bay on Saturday afternoon. The man tried to snatch the 7-year-old girl, who did not know him, around 4pm yesterday on Up the Hill Road. Police said the “child strenuously resisted and got away from the man”. She then […]

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Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

| 05/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have begun an investigation into what may have been a series of sex offences committed at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in South Sound on Sunday evening, 4 February. A 51-year-old man was tracked down and arrested by police following reports that he assaulted at least one young girl in the water at […]

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Social media users warned about child abuse video

Social media users warned about child abuse video

| 01/02/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is warning social media users not to share a video that is circulating locally on social media which portrays child sexual abuse. Police said they believe the video originated in Jamaica and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), which deals with child abuse crimes, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the footage. The specialist unit […]

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Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

| 04/12/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre has begun its annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, which runs until 10 December, and is calling on people to take part in the Clothesline Project this Wednesday. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour noted that domestic violence spikes in December and the campaign raised awareness […]

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