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Court: Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Rape

Court: Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Rape

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was sentenced to eight years in prison for the rape of a teenage girl he committed 30 years ago. Morris O’Brien, 53, was convicted of the crime earlier this year. The crime occurred when O’Brien was 23, and the victim was 15. The court heard how O’Brien, who was known to the family, had knocked on the door of the... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Woman Denies Gun Charges

Court: 29-Year-Old Woman Denies Gun Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 29-year-old woman denied handling two guns and nearly 500 rounds of ammunition. Tonae Perinchief-Leader pleaded not guilty to having a Taurus revolver and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun in July 2015, and she also denied having ammunition. Ms Perinchief-Leader will have to report to the Hamilton Police Station three times a week... Read more of this article

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault On Ship

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault On Ship

A 32-year-old Mississippi man pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to sexually assaulting a minor during a cruise from Boston to Bermuda, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. An official statement from the Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts — which acknowledged the “valuable assistance” provided by the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, an American cruise ship visitor was fined $2,000 for possessing cannabis on board a cruise ship in Dockyard. 26-year old Daniel Diaz pleaded guilty to importing cannabis, with the Court hearing the defendant’s cabin was searched after they were alerted to a ‘funny smell’. Diaz he wasn’t aware... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Denies Assaulting Police

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Denies Assaulting Police

[Written by Don Burgess] A 31-year-old Pembroke man was charged with assaulting a police officer at a football club. Cecoy Robinson, a well known local footballer, denied the offence. A police sergeant was at the club grounds on April 20 when it is alleged that Robinson attacked him. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 13. On a related note,... Read more of this article

Man Claiming To Be Son Seeks Part Of Fortune

Man Claiming To Be Son Seeks Part Of Fortune

A man claiming to be Reg Grundy’s son has joined the battle for the late television mogul’s $900 million estate, which includes a luxurious property in Bermuda, where the Australian tycoon and his wife lived for many years. This according to a report in the Daily Mail, which citing the Australian Daily Telegraph, said,  “A man claiming... Read more of this article

Court: Pernell Brangman Guilty Of Sex Offences

Court: Pernell Brangman Guilty Of Sex Offences

A Supreme Court jury unanimously found Pernell Brangman guilty of sexual offenses against a young girl in the late 1990s. Brangman, who is in his early 50s, was found guilty on all three counts of sexual exploitation and having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 10-year-old girl between 1997 and 1998, ZBM has reported. Screenshot courtesy of ZBM: Related... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Kadeem Abraham’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Kadeem Abraham’s Appeal

The court has dismissed an appeal from Kadeem Abraham — a Corrections Officer who was convicted of attempting to smuggle a cell phone to a prisoner inside of a mayonnaise packet — and remitted the matter to Magistrates Court for sentencing. In describing the background to the case, the ruling said, “The Appellant was convicted after a... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man denied wounding another man when appearing in the Supreme Court. Meshach Crichton, 20, was unrepresented and said he “had no funds” for a lawyer. Justice Carlisle Greaves recommended he seek legal aid. Mr Crichton then pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding a man in Warwick on February 26, 2019. His... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old St George’s woman pleaded not guilty to six drug charges. In Supreme Court, Ranae Furbert denied three charges of importing a drug and three charges of possession with intent to supply. The three drugs allegedly brought into Bermuda on January 11, 2018, were cannabis, cannabis resin, and tetrahydrocannabinol. Her... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today [March 28], a man pleaded not guilty to sexual assault. The man, who is a police officer, cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons. The assault is alleged to have occurred on December 5, 2018, in Pembroke. The man was granted $5,000 bail, and his next court appearance is scheduled... Read more of this article

Court: Rocha Found Guilty Of Child Porn Charges

Court: Rocha Found Guilty Of Child Porn Charges

Daniel Rocha has been found guilty of accessing child pornography, and has been remanded into custody pending his sentencing at a later date. During the trial the prosecution had said that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed between April 2010 and March 2015. Screenshot from tonight’s ZBM news:The 30-year-old Devonshire man was found guilty... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man said with a “clear conscience” that he did not access child pornography which was found on laptop under his bed. The Devonshire man is accused of seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos. The prosecution claims that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed. The 30-year old man has denied... Read more of this article