Extradition of Cayman track coach sought

Request sent to US authorities

A formal request for the extradition of a Cayman Islands track coach on indecent assault charges was sent to the U.S. Department of State last month, according to documents made public in the American federal courts system.

The British Embassy in Washington, D.C., made the request, dated Oct. 3, under the 1972 Extradition Treaty with the U.S. for the return of Ato Modibo Stephens to the Cayman Islands, which is a British Overseas Territory.

A U.S. magistrate judge ordered earlier this year that Stephens be detained without bond pending any further court appearances in the matter.

Stephens was charged in Cayman on June 24 with two counts of indecent assault, one charge of gross indecency and one charge of misuse of an Information and Communications Technology Authority network in relation to an underage female victim.

A criminal complaint filed with the U.S. court alleged that Stephens’s offenses occurred on at least two occasions between April and November 2015.

 

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