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Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 01:03 PM AST

Cayman Islands house speaker charged in Florida for alleged buttock grabbing

Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush was arrested on a battery charge in Florida on July 17 after he allegedly grabbed a casino waitress by her rump and pulled her to himself.

The West Bay member of the legislative assembly (MLA) and former Premier was released on a US$1,000 bond. The report shows one charge - a touch or strike/battery under statute 784.03-1a1.

Bush has been declining requests for comment. At right is his mug shot available online.

A statement released from the casino where Bush was arrested revealed allegations of "BUTTOCK GRABBING".

A statement from Gary Bitner, spokesperson for the Seminole Police Department said: "The arrest followed an interview with and sworn statement by the female employee victim and a review of surveillance video. According to the arresting officer, the surveillance video showed Mr. Bush allegedly wrapped his arm around the victimís lower back and forcefully pulled the victim towards his direction. According to the arresting officer, the victim alleged he grabbed her buttocks while pulling her with his right arm."

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