Public school teacher charged with indecent assault

A Cayman Islands public school teacher who was suspended in February over allegations he indecently assaulted three underage girls appeared in court Tuesday to face criminal charges.

The teacher was charged with three counts of indecent assault in connection with a matter that was reported to police. The Cayman Compass is not identifying the man or the school where he worked due to a court order issued Tuesday that no information be released in the media or elsewhere that could lead to the identification of the victims.

According to police records, the teacher, 41, was arrested March 10 and was formally charged on Nov. 10.

The matter was set for hearing on Dec. 1.

Police said the teacher was suspended “as soon as the matter was reported to police” and that they are not aware of his current employment status.