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Rape conviction against John Michael Soriano upheld

The Court of Appeal has upheld a conviction of rape and an eight-year prison sentence against John Michael Soriano.

George Town man arrested on suspicion of rape

A George Town man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in relation to a 11 Aug. incident.

Cayman Brac man jailed for 11 years for rape

Jay Tyson Chantilope of Cayman Brac has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for two counts of rape.

Court upholds 13-year rape sentence

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has declined, for the second time, to quash a 2017 rape conviction against Rohan Anthony Gidarisignh.

Rape trial called off following guilty plea

A Grand Court rape trial has been called off moments before it was set to begin, after the defendant pleaded guilty.

Cayman Brac man charged with rape

A 24-year-old Cayman Brac resident has been remanded in custody after appearing on rape and other sexual assault related offences on Monday.

2 remanded in sexual assault case

Two men arrested in relation to a sexual assault on a woman were remanded into custody when they appeared in court this week.

Caymanian pilot sentenced for rape of child under 13

Tevin McLeod has been sentenced by a UK court for the rape and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

Man acquitted of rape charges

A man accused of rape wept Thursday as a Grand Court jury acquitted him of all charges.
The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town.

Rapist loses fight to lift sexual harm prevention order

The Court of Appeal has upheld a sexual harm prevention order imposed on a convicted rapist and burglar.

Man cleared of attempted rape charges

A man accused of attempted rape and indecent assault was acquitted by a Grand Court jury on Friday.

Attempted rape case begins in Grand Court

A woman who alleged she fought off her boss as he tried to rape her gave evidence Tuesday before a Grand Court jury.

Two men charged with rape walk free

Two men accused of rape walked free after the prosecution offered no evidence against them. The men ages 38 and 43, were both due to stand trial on 9 Sept., for a single count of rape and indecent assault.

Appeals court upholds 18‑year sentence for rape

Court of Appeal judges have upheld a 20-and-a-half-year prison sentence for a man convicted of rape and aggravated burglary.

Justices hear appeals on murder and rape cases

Convicted murderer Brian Borden and rapist Jeffrey Barnes appeared before the Court of Appeal on Thursday morning to appeal for lighter sentences.

Police: Reports of child rape in Bodden Town ‘misinformation’

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne says online reports of a rape of a boy in Bodden Town are incorrect, describing them as “misinformation” that has been causing alarm and tension in the district.

Rapist sentenced to 8 years

John Michael Soriano was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment in Grand Court Tuesday following a conviction for rape of an acquaintance in Cayman Brac.

Not guilty verdicts rendered in child rape case

The case of a George Town man accused of raping his stepsister multiple times when she was aged between 5 and 15 ended in not guilty verdicts on Monday afternoon when the complainant was not able to continue her testimony.

Trial involving rape of minor begins

The Grand Court trial of a George Town man accused of raping his stepsister multiple times when she was between the ages of five and 15 began Friday with a summation of the facts by crown counsel Darlene Oko. The trial is being conducted by judge alone in the courtroom of Justice Roger Chapple.

Prison officer charged with assault, threatening to kill still on duty

A prison officer who was charged in connection to an alleged rape is still on active duty, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said on Friday in the Legislative Assembly.

Man found guilty of rape; sentencing set for April 12

Court experience shows that individuals may act differently to the trauma of sexual assault, Justice Marlene Carter said last week when she handed down a guilty verdict after a trial for rape.

Rape trial halted after defendant pleads guilty to other charges

The trial of Brandon Jamahl Beckett came to a surprise conclusion Wednesday, when prosecution and defense attorneys halted the trial to enter new pleas.

Testimony begins in Grand Court rape trial

The rape trial of Brandon Jamahl Beckett began in Grand Court on Tuesday with submissions from the Crown counsel and testimony from the complainant in the case.

Man pleads not guilty in attempted rape case

A man appeared in court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and indecent assault from an incident that occurred early in September. No trial date has been set.

Bail granted on rape charge

A man accused of rape was granted bail after appearing in Summary Court on Monday afternoon.

Employer charged with attempted rape

An employer charged with attempted rape and indecent assault was granted bail on Monday, with the condition that he have no contact with any employees.

Brac rape charge sent to Grand Court

A resident of Cayman Brac was transported to Grand Cayman last week to appear in court on a charge of rape.

Rapist jailed for 20.5 years

Okeno Nicholas Solomon, 25, was sentenced on Thursday to 20 and a half years in prison for three sets of offenses that began with burglary, escalated to burglary and indecent assault, and ended with aggravated burglary, theft and rape.

Police investigate rape reported in Savannah

Police are investigating a rape that allegedly happened on Monday, May 28, in the Savannah area.

NEW: After four-year decline, burglaries back on rise

Burglaries at homes and businesses rose nearly 20 percent last year while attempted break-ins went up more than 30 percent, according to new statistics released by Cayman police.

Man commits rape while on bail for indecent assault case

A man raped a woman after breaking into her apartment last year while on bail and awaiting sentencing for an earlier indecent assault and burglary, a court heard last week.

13 years given for rape

Marlon Ricardo Porter, 37, was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 years’ imprisonment for rape after a Grand Court jury found him guilty in October.

Life sentence for rape is 35 years

Jeffrey Alexander Barnes, sentenced in 2013 to life imprisonment after a third conviction for rape, appeared in Grand Court on Friday to receive a term of a specific number of years.

Visitor raped on Seven Mile Beach

A female visitor was attacked and raped while she was walking along Seven Mile Public Beach early Saturday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Monday.

Two men charged with rape

Two men have been charged with rape following an incident that allegedly occurred aboard on boat on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 21. One man, age 44, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 24, and appeared in Summary Court late that afternoon.

Police investigate reported rape outside bar in George Town

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating a report of a rape outside a bar in George Town in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Jury returns guilty verdicts in rape trial

A six-member jury returned three verdicts on Tuesday, finding Marlon Ricardo Porter guilty of rape, assault causing actual bodily harm and causing intentional harassment, alarm and distress.

Man arrested in rape case

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the report of an alleged rape on Sept. 13. A woman reported being raped around 3 a.m. at her home in Shamrock Road, Prospect.

Stepfather charged with rape of 15-year-old

A man charged with the rape of his stepdaughter was remanded in custody on Friday afternoon after Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez rejected an application for bail made on his behalf. Crown counsel Neil Kumar said he was objecting to bail.

Man sentenced to 13 years for rape

A man whom a jury found guilty of rape was sentenced last week to 13 years’ imprisonment, with three months concurrent for possession of a flick knife, a prohibited weapon.

Bail denied on rape, abduction charges

A George Town man, 45, was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in Summary Court on charges of rape, abduction, assault causing actual bodily harm and making threats to kill.

Stepfather sentenced for gross indecency

A man who pleaded guilty to a single charge of gross indecency against his 11-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced on Wednesday to four years, eight months in prison. Justice Charles Quin said the appropriate sentence was seven years, but he gave a one-third discount for the early guilty plea.

Man arrested for teen rape

Police arrested a 32-year-old man accused of raping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl last week.

13 years for ‘appalling’ and ‘terrible’ rape

A man who tried to strangle his victim and threatened to kill her was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years’ imprisonment for what Justice Michael Mettyear called a terrible and appalling rape.

Man pleads guilty to West Bay rape

Andre Antonio Chase, 22, pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Monday to charges of rape and aggravated burglary. Justice Michael Mettyear set sentencing for Sept. 28.

Crown alleges rape of young boy

A man facing two counts each of rape and indecent assault on a young boy had the charges against him transmitted to Grand Court after he appeared in Summary Court earlier this week.

Standard of proof not met in rape case

A judge ruled last week that evidence presented in the case of a man charged with rape and indecent assault did not make her sure of the man’s guilt.

Privy Council rejects rape appeal

A man sentenced to 12 years for rape and indecent assault has had his appeal against conviction dismissed by the Privy Council.

Court outlines reasons for dismissal of rape appeal

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal released its reasons last week for its dismissal of Philip Turner Rose’s appeal against a rape conviction.

Barnes loses appeal against life sentence

Jeffrey Barnes has lost his appeal against the sentence of life imprisonment for rape.

Bail withheld in rape case

A magistrate denied bail Monday to a man charged with rape.

Man charged with rape, gross indecency with child

A 26-year-old man accused of two counts of rape and six counts of gross indecency with a child is scheduled to appear in Grand Court on Friday following his appearance in Summary Court on Tuesday.

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