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Bush found not guilty in historic rape case

Bush found not guilty in historic rape case

| 15/07/2024 | 51 Comments

(CNS): It took the jury of four women and three men little more than one hour on Monday afternoon to find McKeeva Bush (MP) not guilty of rape and sexual assault. As the foreman delivered the verdict at around 3:20pm, he said that it was unanimous. Bush then told the court he intended to call […]

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Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

| 15/07/2024

(CNS): As Eloise Marshall KC summed up the crown’s case against McKeeva Bush for rape and sexual assault, she told the jury that the former premier of the Cayman Islands is not immune from prosecution. In court on Friday, the prosecutor asked the jury to consider not just the content of the evidence given by […]

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‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

| 12/07/2024

(CNS): As his trial continued Thursday, McKeeva Bush MP emphatically and persistently denied a historical sexual assault allegation when he took the stand to give evidence in his own defence. In an often combative and angry exchange with prosecutor Eloise Marshall KC during cross-examination, Bush repeatedly said that the incident, as described by the woman, […]

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‘The truth will come out’ Bush told police when charged

‘The truth will come out’ Bush told police when charged

| 11/07/2024

(CNS): Nevron Bradshaw, the lead detective on the historic sexual assault case against former premier McKeeva Bush (69), told the court that when he had cautioned and then charged him with rape, the politician had said, “All I have to say is that the truth will come out.” When Bush was arrested in connection with […]

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Witness says she did not ‘make up’ Bush rape allegation

Witness says she did not ‘make up’ Bush rape allegation

| 10/07/2024

(CNS): In a contentious day of cross-examination yesterday, the woman who has accused McKeeva Bush of raping her at least 24 years ago struggled to answer questions or tell the court what happened on the night of the alleged sexual assault. However, she insisted that she was not lying and challenged Bush’s attorney on why […]

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Bush’s KC arrives in time to challenge rape allegation

Bush’s KC arrives in time to challenge rape allegation

| 09/07/2024

(CNS): Jerome Lynch KC was sworn in at the Cayman bar Monday in time for him to cross-examine the woman who has accused his client, McKeeva Bush MP, of raping her, an accusation that he has denied. Bush is being prosecuted by Eloise Marshall KC but he was facing a legal inequity without his own […]

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Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

| 08/07/2024

(CNS): Former Cayman Islands premier and the longest serving member of parliament, McKeeva Bush, has been accused by a woman of raping her on the ground in a mangrove clearing off the West Bay Road more than 24 years ago. As Eloise Marshall KC opened the historic rape case against Bush on Friday, she briefly […]

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Jury selected and Bush trial set to start Tuesday

Jury selected and Bush trial set to start Tuesday

| 28/06/2024

(CNS): After several days of delays and closed-door legal arguments, the government’s backbench MP, McKeeva Bush, will now stand trial on Tuesday. Ten jurors were selected on Thursday morning, including three alternates in case any difficulties arise with the first seven after the crown opens its case next week. Eloise Marshall KC from the UK […]

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Bush trial over rape allegation delayed on first day

Bush trial over rape allegation delayed on first day

| 24/06/2024

(CNS): The jury selection process to find at least seven men and women to serve in the trial of McKeeva Bush MP (69), who faces historic rape and sexual assault allegations, failed to get going on Monday, the first day of the scheduled trial, even after his own request for a postponement to give him […]

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Crown says man used Snapchat to groom teenage girl

Crown says man used Snapchat to groom teenage girl

| 19/04/2024

(CNS): A 24-year-old man used the social media platform Snapchat, which deletes messages, pictures and videos within 24 hrs of them being viewed, to groom a 13-year-old girl whom he later raped in a hotel bathroom, according to the crown. As prosecutor Sarah Lewis opened the case against the man on Thursday, she told the […]

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Court places media gag order on child rapist

Court places media gag order on child rapist

| 17/04/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A 34-year-old resident of George Town who was sentenced to thirteen and a half years in jail last week for raping an 11-year-old girl twice in 2022 cannot be identified. Because the man is facing further similar charges, the court is protecting his identity to ensure that the jury at his next trial will […]

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