Arrests made over child rape

| 21/10/2008

(CNS): Two men have been arrested on suspicion of rape and are currently in police custody. Police said that the arrests are in connection with an investigation by the Family Support Unit (FSU) surrounding an allegation of a serious crime against a child, made Monday night, 20 October. According to police, there is just one rape in law which applies to both children and adults.

Acting Detective Inspector Doris Morris, Acting Head of the FSU, is leading the investigation.

However, police emphasis that an email in circulation relating to a man wanted for rape has not been issued by the police service. The email which is accompanied by a photo, claims that the man is on the run for raping a 5-year-old girl.

A release from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that as a matter of policy, the Service does not release details of wanted people to the media or the public, but welcomes any information from the community about crimes that have taken place.

“The RCIPS understands the feeling around allegations such as this, and implores the public not to take matters into their own hands,” the release says.

Anyone who would like to speak to an officer about crimes of this nature should contact the Family Support Unit on 946-9185. Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.


 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    As for the posting of face and name of an offender, where the offense is against a minor, especially something like this, I think one should be agressive, yet prudent in methods.  The minor’s privacy could be displayed as well and "change" the course of life even more than the sick and violent incident has already done.

    However, one should ensure that a severe punishment is lad upon the offender, once the offender is proven guilty without a doubt-every method to prove him/her wrong has been exhausted and is complete and has shown his/her guiltiness-regardless of their "mental" status, as all who commit such crimes must be mentally disturbed and sick!

  2. Anonymous says:

    In regards to the individual whose flier went out as a person of interest with the GT murder; that was also "leaked" and not released by the police.

    As a Mother  I am terrified of the prospect of something like this happening to my child; I am even more afraid of the prospect that the accused individual may be released because some overly exuberant person – who may have meant well – compromises the police work or evidence against the accused.

    Time and time again I hear how the police force on island is inept and "good for nothing" and yes there have been a few documented incidences where they could have done a more thorough job BUT they are all we have and until the public can come up with a better way to secure their own lives, police their own streets and enforce some form of civilized justice, I would really like the police to get a break.

    Why is it than the minute something happens the public is up in arms screaming, "WHERE WERE THE POLICE??!!" and then we turn around and call them incompetent and incapable? Why do we ask for more policing in our neighbourhoods if we have no faith in them? Why lament over how useless they are, call them names and then hope and pray that they can solve our murders and contain our criminals?

    For once let us say, for all your hard work RCIP, "thank you". We know that you are human and have faults like everyone else but ultimately you work tirelessly on the behalf of a public that has no respect for you and puts you down and still you try to protect the right and interests of the law abiding public. "Thank you" for working a thankless job and hopefully we the public can learn to stand behind our sworn protectors and give them the support they ask for in helping us protect ourselves.

    Where has this Caymanian mentality evolved from where our first action it to step on the names of our brothers and sisters rather than support them and help them up? This is how this island has gotten itself in the mess it is in now.

    Next time you see your neighbourhood beat officer why not say, "thank you Officer, for helping keep our areas safe"? When you see the traffic police on the road with their speed traps, instead of being annoyed at the minor inconvenience, why not say, "thank you for encouraging those who drive recklessly to be more cautious, even if that may have been me"!

    If we want to see a change in our islands it must start within each of us Cayman, stop pointing fingers and look at the other four which point back at you.

     

  3. Collin Mc says:

     

    When are we going to seriously take a look at the antiquated laws that govern these islands and change them to protect our most valuable asset our children.
     
    I am 100%behind the implementation of data base for offenders.
  4. Anonymous says:

    The reason the alleged attacker is not publicly shown is for obvious reason.

    First of all, having seen that they are known to police, a criminal may well flee.

    Secondly, if the alleged is actually innocent, there name will be forever tarnished.  Imagine you had a grudge with a neighbour and that neighbour then decided to accuse your husband or son of such a hideous crime.

    For one thing the accused would have his name and face plastered all over the internet as a peadophile, which is not the case, and secondly, his personal safety would be in danger from vigilantes who believe that they have the power to act above the law.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Marcia,  you haven’t been convicted of Paedophilia, but that doesn’t mean you are not guilty of it, your logic

    Even in the Cayman Islands omeone is presumed innocent until found guilty, history is littered with viliganty mobs killing the wrong innocent people, even with listed sex offence registers there have been murders of people who look like paedophiles in their neighbourhoods and end up destorying there own lives the lives of their own families and the livs of the innocent victims famlies.

    Paedophiles should just be looked up for life.

    The laws need changing "Defilement" is a crime in the cayman islands that is statutory rape in newly all other civilised societies, why is Cayman different?

    There was an article in the Cayman Net News in July 28th, 2006 where it was stated that the Police get 2-3 reports of Defilement a month for the last 3 years, that’s 108 children raped in 3 years in the Cayman’s. This is a problem that goes back generations and needs the police to stamp it out now.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another sterling example of police incompetence.

    * How did the Police Internal Bulletin get leaked? More stupidity to keep Bridger hanging around us forever, bleeding the country dry with his nonsense.

    * How does this policy take account of the public interest in protecting other potential victims if the police are protecting the identity of the rapists or alleged rapists. The victims and potential victims’ protection must be given priority.

    Law enforcement should know the statistics on how many victims a rapist or paedophile attacks before they are caught or suspected – the police should know better than to hand us some tripe about vigilantism.  If the police were more professional and efficient, the public would not feel shortchanged and would be able to relax and trust the police to ensure justice for the victims.

     

  7. Marcia says:

    Because you are not CONVICTED of a crime does not mean you are not guilty.Who are we trying to protect here? The victim or the PERVERTS?

    CHILD MOLESTER /RAPIST should be tattooed on their foreheads for THE WORLD to see..not just the CAYMAN COMMUNITY! These SICKOS travel..and they will continue to rape people’s children.

    My heart goes out to the family of this child..may God hold you to his bossom and comfort you in these trying times.

    Sandra Catron..you know am behind you 100% on this data base of offenders…get rolling….am sure you have 90% of the community agreeing with you..but until then…GREAT WORK to the original sender of the photo of the RAPIST.

  8. Nicky Watson says:

    I have deleted all comments that could identify the alleged victim in this case.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The photo of any suspects in relation to crimes like this should be circulated ASAP to protect others from harm. I understand that the matter needs to be investigated, during which time they are only suspects however we need to know if our children are at risk. If they are found guilty I would recommend a public flogging and 25 years in prison.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The safety of our children is at stake – that makes it a public concern and the public IS and should be involved.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Digusting!!

    People like them should be Executed In Public!

    What has Happened to Our Society or Community in the Cayman Islands.

    A very Distressed Parent.

    • Anonymous says:

      "That’s what they are paid to do" The Police couldn’t solve a crime if it happened in front of them. What we have in Cayman for a Police Force is a JOKE. 

       

  12. Anonymous says:

    if you read the article properly you would have seen the part where the police said, the do not want the public to take matters into their own hands.As much as you might hate to hear this, you are innocent until proven guilty. Leave it to the police,that’s what they get paid for. Being a vegilante is stupid. If they felt we were at danger, they would have notified the public in detail. If you read the title it said “alledged”… Does that mean guilty to you?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hello XXXXXX mother of the victimized child.  My deep sympathies and prayers are with you through this horrible and greivesome time.  I pray the Lord help you and your little girl through this victoriously that his word comes to pass when he says he will take everything the devil means for harm and turn it to work for his good purpose.  God is not a man that he should lie, he is the same yesterday, today and forever.  The best way is to give it over the Lord to deal with rather than to go to prison for double homicide.  Revenge is mine saith the Lord, I shall repay.  Give it to him in faith knowing he will bring them to justice through the law rather than you breaking the law and being worse off.  If you go to prison for double homicide, you will suffer worse than you are now.   I know how you feel and as a mother i would feel the same way.  But it is also the duty of those who are not affected to try to speak sense into the affected ones to help keep the affected ones from ruining the rest of their lives.   I would simply want to kill them too.  But it is not the best nor right way.  This is a sick crime, i don’t even know the details, but i can sense it’s really sick and horrific.  I feel so sorry for your little daughter and may the criminals who did this be brought to justice swiftly and off of the street and into the prison swiftly, i pray in Jesus Name!  If you were to kill them, i would not wrong you, but i only pray that you can controll yourself so as to be there for your daughter now and in the future rather than trying to help her from behind prison bars.  Be strong Mommy, have faith in God!  I will have faith in God also that he intervene in this situation and bring these criminals to justice swiftly, and to bring about healing through his ministering angels to you and your daughter and all family members affected by this, in the Matchless Name of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, our Soon and Coming KING!!!  The KING of Kings!!

    My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your little girl in this greivesome time.  God Bless You Both Dearly.  You can overcome!!!!!!!  You don’t need to break the Law and get in deep and serious legal trouble, justwatch God work in this situation, i know He Will!!!!  In Jesus Mighty Name!!!!!  The Name above All Names!!!!!  Amen! 

  14. Anonymous says:

    It’s starting…………. good bye tourists. There’s no bailout program for this problem. Rape period is a crime that should be punished with life in prison. unfortunately there is no punishment harsh enough for these sickos. 

    Sandra where’s your site? Lets get these sickos off the streets for good.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Only one thing should be done to men that rape – but even more to the now that rape children –  should be they should be CASTRATED!!

    I hope that this time the full extention of the law is applied.

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Not only should CASTRATION be done to those who rape children, how about a "LORENA BOBBIT SPECIAL" as well ??? True Justice will then be complete, without question !!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    The report says: "…the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that as a matter of policy, the Service does not release details of wanted people to the media or the public"

    This unavoidably leads to this question: If a child rapist or other violent offender is known to and wanted by the police and is at large in the community and therefore presenting an immediate, clear and present danger to the public, then on what possible moral or professional basis could the police justify NOT telling the public?

    I really want to know the answer to that question…

    • Anonymous says:

      I do believe that a few months ago, a young guy was killed (shot) in swamp area (GT) and the police sent out a photo of the person of interest.

       

      The community should be informed of who the police is looking for and arrest for crime of this matter.   A rapist should be posted so everyone will be aware of this person.

       

      A small community like ours will more than likely help ease the pain the child suffered.  Just like what family and friends do to their love ones!