Saturday 15 December, 2018

Sexual predator may be at large in West Bay –RCIPS

In a release Monday, police said that an investigative team has been established to probe a report of an attempted abduction of a child on March 10 in West Bay.

Saturday’s report is being evaluated in the context of two other recent reports, where a man was observed behaving in a suspicious manner near children.

In one incident, on February 8, a man was observed inappropriately touching himself as he watched children at Dart Park on South Church Street.

Unlike the incident on Saturday, the prior reports did not involve any children being approached or touched, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in the release. 

“We do not know that these incidents are linked, but the incident on Saturday is very serious and we must warn the community that we believe a sexual predator may be at large, mostly likely in West Bay,” said Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne.

“Children are the most vulnerable members of society and deserve everything we can do together to keep them safe, and our trained detectives in MASH are ensuring all safeguarding measures are in place for the child involved,” added Bryne.

According to the RICIPS, detectives and community officers in West Bay welcome any assistance the public can provide.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999.

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