(CMR) In a Cayman Marl Road exclusive story we can now report that convicted child molester and Northward prison inmate, Devon Alanzo Stewart (59) is appealing the loss of his Cayman status and requesting access to his government pension fund.
This revelation comes as we have received documents forwarded to the Cayman Islands Immigration Department from the Director of Prisons, Steven Barrett last week. The attachments from Stewart are dated March 12.
In September 2017 Cayman Marl Road reported that Stewart, a Jamaican national, was found guilty of indecent assault of a 7-year-old girl and giving her an STD. His lawyer attempted to unsuccessfully argue that the child was brainwashed. However, he was later sentenced to five years in jail in February 2018.
The appeal letter was sent to the Governor, Immigration, the Chief Immigration Officer and the Caymanian Status and Residency Board. It confirms that in late June 2018 he lost his right to Caymanian status because of the conviction. In the letter, he claims that the child contracted the STD, a strong evidential point relied upon for his conviction, because of a shared toilet and not because of an indecent assault. He also raises the possibility that other people in the house had the sexual infection but were never tested and that as a result, he maintains his innocence.
He states that he was a faithful servant of the Cayman Islands Government for years. As we have previously reported Stewart was a civil servant working for the Department of Agriculture. He also asserts that he will be seeking to appeal his conviction and obtain new witness statements and “possible deposition of Girlfriend at the material time Ms. Monique Predigast”.
Stewart further writes that he will be turning 60-years old next year and wishes to have his government pension fund transferred “immediately to my account at credit union”. He further states that he may have to leave the jurisdiction at the end of the year. Based on the letter is not aware of whether the account is still active but if it is not is seeking assistance with opening new money at another banking institution so he can access his pension funds.
He quotes the constitution and makes mention of his “rights under the bill of Rights of the Cayman Islands Constitution (2016 Revision).
CMR was made aware of another alleged assault against another child under similar circumstances, but he was exonerated in that case because his girlfriend at the time supported him claiming another person may have been the assailant. We understand that child was under the age of 12-years-old as well.