A University College of the Cayman Islands professor has been suspended in connection with an ongoing police investigation, the university’s president, Roy Bodden, confirmed to the Cayman Compass.
The teacher was arrested March 30 in relation to a probe being conducted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Family Support Unit in conjunction with the newly formed Multi-Agency Safegaurding Hub. He had not been charged as of press time Tuesday and so is not being identified by the newspaper.
“The University College is aware that one of its faculty members is assisting the police in their investigation of an allegation,” Mr. Bodden said in a written statement. “The president has not been officially notified as to the nature of the matter being investigated.”
The RCIPS, while confirming the arrest had occurred, declined to state the nature of the case as of press time Tuesday. Police said the suspect is free on police bail.
Mr. Bodden said the professor would be suspended with full pay, consistent with the school’s policy on all such investigations.
“Arrangements have been made for the students scheduled for classes with this instructor to have a substitute,” Mr. Bodden said.