Former Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Inspector Anthony White plead guilty to a charge of insulting the modesty of a woman in Summary Court on 15 August and was fined $100 in court costs. White’s charges stemmed from an incident which took place on 2 August, 2011, at Cayman Travel Services during which he called a former female companion several epithets, while she was at work.
Defence attorney Lloyd Samson in arguing for leniency for his client told the court Mr. White was extremely contrite and was a model citizen before the incident. He urged the Crown to consider allowing the former police inspector to not have a conviction recorded against him, “considering all and in light of the circumstances”.
“Dr. White resigned from the RCIPS in 2010 and has since obtained his Ph.D and is now a college professor. He has absolutely no criminal record. This was a relationship that soured and he went to the office, made some accusations of unfaithfulness. It was not as if everyone in the office could hear. His tone and dictation were specific to her,” Mr. Samson said.
He said there was no excuse and the former officer of 20 years was embarrassed to find himself arrested, detained and interviewed.
“It has had marked affect on him even beyond this court room,” urged the attorney, who said Mr. White does not live in the Cayman Islands, as the woman involved in the incident does.
White has dual citizenship in the United States and the Cayman Islands and came back to Cayman in May to join the woman. She provided an apartment for him and his daughter.
Upon White returning to Michigan to sort out his things and returning to find his daughter in poor care, he went to the woman’s office to find her in a “compromising situation with an individual the two had issues in relation to previously,” White’s attorney said.
Mr. Samson said recognising the frailty of all, White accepted a mistake had been made but he was asking the Court not to compromise his client “going forward.”
The attorney also thanked all who came together to expedite a matter that occurred on 2 August.
In sentencing White, Magistrate Valdis Foldats said, “We know we will never see you in this Court again,” before making a cost order of $100 and absolutely discharging the defendant.