Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault

May 28, 2011

[Updated] Police were seen searching the rocks in the Watch Hill Park area this morning [May 28] after what we unofficially understand was some form of assault on a female.

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Police officers, including an officer believed to be from the forensic unit, were seen climbing over the rocks of Watch Hill Park, as well as photographing certain parts of the area. Two Police officers were seen to be carrying bags.

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We unofficially understand that the assault may have been some form of attempted sexual assault, and the Police may have a suspect in custody. We will update as able with official information once received.

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Update 5:01pm: Police statement saying that two women were attacked this morning in the area, and that a 29-year-old man is in custody. They were searching the Watch Hill area after the suspect was pursued on foot and attempted to evade arrest by jumping into the ocean.

“The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm that at 8.25am today, Saturday May 28th 2011 a female reported that while jogging in the area of Paynters Road and Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish she was accosted by a man on a motorcycle.

A struggle ensued but she was able to escape and continued jogging east along Harrington Sound Road. On reaching the area near the Walsingham Lane and Harrington Sound Road a short time later, the same male accosted the female jogger again; however this time she received assistance from a passing motorist.

The suspect escaped, but a full description of him and the motorcycle he was riding was circulated to all police patrols. The female jogger was not injured and is now assisting police with their investigations.

Approximately 9am today police received a report of a woman in distress in the area of South Road, Smith’s Parish near Watch Hill Park. Officers responded within minutes of receiving this report. On arrival they located the victim who alerted them to a suspect in this case.

The male suspect was pursued on foot by police and despite attempting to evade arrest by jumping into the ocean, he was arrested a short time later on suspicion of sexual assault. A 29 year old man remains in police custody pending interview and a file will be prepared and forwarded to the office of the DPP for review.

The victim was treated at the scene for minor abrasions by EMTs. Assistance was also later provided by the Sexual Assault Response Team and an investigation into both of these matters is now being conducted by detectives attached to Southside Police Station.

A police vehicle responding to the latter incident was involved in a single vehicle damage only collision on St. David’s Road in St. George’s. As a result the marked police car was extensively damaged; however no one was injured.

The Bermuda Police Service would like to reassure the Bermuda community that they are deeply concerned by the attack on these two women and are taking these investigations extremely seriously.

We also take this opportunity to thank those members of the public that assisted the victims today which clearly demonstrates the caring nature of the majority of Bermuda’s citizens.

Police are appealing to any persons who witnessed or may have any information about these incidents to contact detectives at the Southside Police Station at telephone number 293-2222 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-TIPS (8477).”

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  1. PEPPER says:

    to bad the sob did’t drown.

  2. True Bermudian says:

    Sexual predators have a 100% chance of re-offending once they are released. As these types of animals can not be rehabilitated I say we just kill him now.

    • PEPPER says:

      I agree enough is enough….to think you can not go for a jog now for fear of being raped !!!!!!!!! I hope he dies a horrible death and the sooner the better.

      • itwasn'tme says:

        wow no comment from Nicole the expert yet? she knows everything!

        • Dog Lover says:

          @itwasntme- You got alot to say! But that police officer that you were so critical about was attending this incident! yeah he didnt make it but you “should” feel reassured that the Police are willing to write off a car to come to YOUR assistance!!!

          • Notorious says:

            Exactly @ Dog Lover he wants to try and call me out yet was being critical of an police officer racing to assist this poor woman. SMH. He has more than a lot to say!

        • Notorious says:

          I didn’t know I meant that much to you “itwasn’tme” you’ve been trying to grab my attention for the last 2 days and I don’t know why. I’ve changed my name to fit my new status on here. Thanks to my loyal fans such as yourself.

  3. Down 'n' Dirty says:

    Treat him like the pesky mosquito that he is ..


  5. Kathy says:

    Bernews you said it was 2 different women or the same woman accousted twice? Whats next? That’s really sad. I hope these women are mentally ok after that drama.

  6. GPS says:

    Glad the woman made it out safe….but the vexing part to all this is, this idiot will probably only get 2 years at West Gate Villa and the chance to repeat and also his idendity withheld because of legal reasons. :-|

    As we all know, there is never sensible justice in Bermuda’s juducial system!…unless it’s a traffic infraction.

  7. Roberda Ann says:

    We better make sure if and when this idiot is found guilty for harrassing these women, is plastered in the media – this is my normal route i will plaster his face all over the neighbourhood Sick fool!