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SCARS, CAA To Host Partner In Prevention Event

SCARS, CAA To Host Partner In Prevention Event

SCARS in partnership with Centre Against Abuse are collaborating to bring awareness to the heinous crime of sexual assault through their Partner In Prevention Event on Friday [April 26] starting at 5.45pm at BUEI. A spokesperson said, “April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Saving our Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS] in partnership... 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: 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: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old man denied a count of sexual assault that allegedly occurred last month. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on February 14, 2019 in Southampton, and he is also charged with sexually assaulting the same woman on another date. The 27-year-old also... Read more of this article

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A 37-year-old man denied a charge of serious sexual assault. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, also pleaded not guilty to trespassing. The offences are alleged to have occurred on September 6, 2018. His trial is scheduled for June 10, 2019. Related StoriesCourt: Man Denies Charge Of... Read more of this article

‘Inadequate Punishment For Sex Offenders’

‘Inadequate Punishment For Sex Offenders’

The Advocates for Change invite the public to gather outside of the House of Assembly at 12:00pm on Friday March 1st, to “speak with their Member of Parliament about the inadequate punishment for sex offenders.” A spokesperson said, “One in three Bermuda residents suffered sexual abuse before the age of 18. This statistic was revealed... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: 60-Year-Old Sandys Man Arrested

Police Confirm: 60-Year-Old Sandys Man Arrested

The police have confirmed the arrest of a 60-year-old Sandys man in “connection with a sexual assault.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the arrest of a 60-year-old Sandys man in connection with a sexual assault. “He was subsequently released on Police bail and an investigation into the matter is... Read more of this article

Court: Minors Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Court: Minors Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] “Please just leave the children alone.” That was the earnest plea from Supreme Court Justice Carlisle Greaves as he was sentencing sex offender David Minors to five years in prison for charges including sexual exploitation of a minor by a person in a position of trust and showing the boy pornographic material. Minors... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

[Written by Don Burgess] A New Jersey man who has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault aboard a cruise ship has had his trial pushed back until June. The man, who resides in the United States and cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, had previously denied that he committed the alleged offence against a fellow cruise ship passenger. His... Read more of this article

Child Sex Offender To Be Released On Sunday

Child Sex Offender To Be Released On Sunday

Child sex offender Melvin Edmund Stuart Martin is scheduled to to be released from prison this Sunday [Feb 10], with the Government having previously issued an advisory of his impending release. The 33-year-old sex offender was convicted of multiple counts including sexual exploitation of a young person while in a position of trust, making child pornography,... Read more of this article

Child Sex Offender Melvin Martin To Be Released

Child Sex Offender Melvin Martin To Be Released

Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons issued a public notice of the “impending release of child sex offender Melvin Edmund Stuart Martin, who will be released from Westgate on 10 February, 2019.” The 33-year-old sex offender was convicted of multiple counts including sexual exploitation of a young person while in a position of trust, making... Read more of this article

Keri Ebright Dedicates Effort To SOAR

Keri Ebright Dedicates Effort To SOAR

A recent participant in the Bermuda Triangle Challenge dedicated her efforts “in memory of Connie Furtado and in honour of those who SOAR: Survivors Of Abuse and Rape.” Keri Ebright said, “The Bermuda Triangle Challenge is over – my legs feel it. I was grateful to be able to complete the full marathon challenge for the second year... Read more of this article

Workshop To Help Eliminate Child Sexual Abuse

Workshop To Help Eliminate Child Sexual Abuse

Approximately 25 people turned up to participate in a workshop designed to help help eliminate child sexual abuse which was organized by the Kiwanis Club of St George’s as their main function to mark this year’s Kiwanis Week. SCARS – Saving Children and Revealing Secrets – hopes to have every resident in Bermuda undertake the workshop which... Read more of this article