Accused child abuser returns

A school aide, accused of sexually assaulting seven girls at a government primary school, returned to the Cayman Islands Wednesday after a court granted him leave to travel to Jamaica to apply for a student visa, police say.

The 19-year-old Bodden Town man was arrested Dec. 1, soon after school officials learned about allegations of sexual assault on seven students. Police charged the man on June 25 with 10 counts of indecent assault on a female.

The man traveled to Jamaica on Monday and returned Wednesday, according to police. Court officials confirmed Thursday that the man turned in his passport to the Court Clerk as required by the judge.

The Cayman Compass is not naming the man or the school to protect the identities of the alleged victims.