Man in custody after rape reported in Prospect

Authorities chased and arrested a man who fled the scene of a reported rape early Saturday morning in the Prospect area in Grand Cayman, police said.

Shortly after 4am, police received a report that a man had raped a woman within a home located in Prospect, according to a news release issued Monday by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Upon police arrival, a man fled from the scene in a car, the statement continued.

Officers followed the vehicle, signalling the driver to stop. But the driver failed to stop and sped into North Sound Estates, where the car drove off the road into some bushes, authorities said.

Officers immediately arrested the suspect on suspicion of rape, the release read.

Police said that the suspect is known to the victim. The suspect remains in custody while the investigation continues.

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