2002 rape charge mentioned

Jamaican national Christopher Omar Samuels made his second appearance in Summary Court on Tuesday after he was charged last month with a rape that occurred in 2002.

Samuels, 33, is accused of raping a female tourist at a hotel property on Seven Mile Beach on 3 May 2002 (Caymanian Compass, 2 February).

Defence Attorney Clyde Allen said he had received papers from the Crown and would need one week to take instructions from his client. Meanwhile, he advised Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale, Samuels would be applying for legal aid.

The magistrate continued the defendant’s remand in custody until 10 February.

No application for bail has yet been made.