Arrest made in teen rape case

| 17/07/2009

(CNS): Less than two weeks after the alleged rape of a teenager at a house in the Red Bay area, police say they have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of raping the 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Saturday, 4 July. The mother of the 16 year old victim contacted the police at about 5:50 am shortly after her daughter came home and related the attack to her in which a weapon was believed to have been used. Although police have offered few details on the reported attack, CNS understands that the victim may have been forced to the location where the rape took place.

The RCIPS said officers continue to work with the young lady and her family and counseling has been offered. “Rape is a traumatic experience for both victims and their families and people who commit such crimes are warned that every effort will be made to bring them to justice,” said Detective Sergeant Winsome Prendergast.

Anyone one with information on the incident should contact DS Prendergast on 516 5241.

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:

    It is incredibly difficult and thus very brave for this young woman and her family to come forward to report and press for justice.

    They have my admiration and deserve their day in court.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS: Is it possible to confirm whether the twoindividiuals arrested for these separate rapes were a part of the group recently released from prison??

    CNS: We are following this line and will let you know.