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Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case
Published on February 22, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Ato Modibo Stephens in action for Trinidad and Tobago

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach there. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill, is charged with indecent assault and gross indecency involving a minor.

He arrived in Grand Cayman on Monday night following successful extradition from the US, where he has citizenship. On Tuesday morning he was remanded in custody until Friday by the Summary Court.

He is alleged to have indecently assaulted a teenager but left the jurisdiction some twelve months ago, after the young girl made the report and well before the charges were laid by police in June 2016.

Born in Trinidad, Stephens is a sprinter specialising in the 400 metres who competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics but did not get past the heats. In 2009 he failed a drugs test at an international competition, testing positive for Oxandrolone, Stanozolol and Tamoxifen. He was banned from competition for two years for the infraction.

Republished with permission of Cayman News Service
 
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