Two persons have been charged in Cayman for allegedly enslaving and abusing a 12-year-old boy from Jamaica. According to Cayman News Service, the accused, a 59-year-old woman and her 42-year-old son, have also been charged with stealing a child and cruelty to a child. This is in relation to accusations they enticed the boy from Jamaica to the Cayman Islands. Lurline Smith and Anthony Jackson were arrested in April 2019, more than three months after the child arrived in Cayman. However, charges were not brought until last month after a long investigation. It’s reported that the boy was sent to Cayman as a result of an arrangement between Miss Smith and his family, who believed he was going to get a better chance at life. Instead prosecutors said he was locked in a house, made to undertake domestic chores and was never enrolled in school. The boy came to the attention of Caymanian authorities when he ran away and an investigation was conducted, which suggested Miss Smith could be involved in child trafficking and enslavement. The child has since returned to Jamaica. Miss Smith and Mr. Jackson made their first court appearance this week. The case was heard briefly in Summary Court before being transmitted to Grand Court, where the two accused were offered bail. The two accused are scheduled to return to court on Friday.