For Immediate Release - May 16, 2013

Nigel H. Morris Conviction


            District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that on May 15, Nigel H. Morris, 42 was convicted of Assault with the Intent to Rape, Indecent Assault and Battery, and Assault and Battery. Mr. Morris was found Guilty by a jury sitting in Nantucket Superior Court. Judge Diane Kottmyer presided over the six day trial and sentenced Mr. Morris to 5 years to 5 years and one day committed in state prison. Mr. Morris was arrested and charged in 2002 of sexually assaulting a young woman from Ireland. However, he left the state that same year and failed to return until February of 2012.

            The District Attorney’s Office was able to locate and secure the appearance of essential witnesses from Ireland, Florida and Ohio in order to prosecute the case.

             As a result of the conviction, Morris who was originally from Jamaica is likely to face deportation proceedings.

            The case was investigated by the Nantucket Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore.