Paradise Island, Bahamas — Atlantis Cove Resort could face a civil lawsuit in the Supreme Court for its failure to record and follow-up a report of rape involving a young American while on property in early February.
Bahamas Press can confirm the rape incident took place, according to sources, near the entrance of the Cove and involved a livery tour operator who shuttles for the hotel.
The young law student we can confirm, who was intoxicated at the time, was thrown out of a nightclub on property. It was then, according to sources, while the young woman was being escorted to her room the rape incident occurred.
A hotel report confirms the woman was taken into a livery vehicle where she was assaulted by the driver. We are told the driver then threw the woman out of car and left her disoriented at the door of the property.
Bahamas Press has learned family members in New York are distraught by the incident arguing that Atlantis failed to report the matter to police in Nassau.
“They’ve attempted to cover–up this the entire ordeal and to this day we have not gotten any response from the hotel on the matter. We unfortunately have no recourse but settle the matter in a court of law,” a family spokesman told Bahamas Press.
A local resort official also told BP the incident is not the only one of its kind, “We continue to have these reports of rape by livery drivers here at Atlantis, but it appears the hotel property continues to keep such reports hush–hush covered-up in a web of secrecy.”
Bahamas Press has scanned files at Atlantis, which confirms the incident indeed took place on Saturday, 14th February 2009. No report has been issued to police on the incident.
We understand the perpetrator of this rape crime is a livery driver known by his street name, ‘Gaddafi’.