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Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

[Updated] A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault “on the grounds” of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, with the police confirming that a female soldier was “reported to have been assaulted by a male soldier,” while the Regiment has confirmed that they “referred an allegation from a soldier to the... Read more of this article

Former Teacher To Be Extradited To Bermuda

Former Teacher To Be Extradited To Bermuda

An American who previously lived in Bermuda and worked as a teacher, is reportedly set to be extradited to Bermuda from the United States, where he will face charges. Overseas media have reported that court documents show the Judge signed off on an extradition certification that will send the man to Bermuda to face charges related to allegations of... Read more of this article

Committee To Examine Sex Offenders Legislation

Committee To Examine Sex Offenders Legislation

MP have approved a Joint Select Committee to examine “how we manage the information relating to sexual offenders and how we protect our communities simultaneously.” The Motion was brought by MP Renee Ming and said, “Whereas it is acknowledged that the public are becoming increasingly aware of incidents relating to sexual offenders, and... Read more of this article

Child Abuse Survivor: ‘You Are Not Alone’

Child Abuse Survivor: ‘You Are Not Alone’

Imagine being a child, your step-father abusing you, and your mother not doing anything about it? That’s the story one 51-year-old woman shared, saying she felt the need to share to “help others know they are not alone.” As part of the ongoing #MeToo campaign, she shared her story with the Centre Against Abuse who shared it with Bernews... Read more of this article

‘Abuse Thrives In Silence, Voices Bring Change’

‘Abuse Thrives In Silence, Voices Bring Change’

A Bermudian woman who was the victim of sexual abuse said it “shattered” her world and her confidence, with it taking her years to share her story with others, however now she aims to as “abuse only thrives in silence and together our voices are powerful in bringing about change.” As part of the ongoing #MeToo campaign, she shared... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Sex Abuse On Cruise Ship

Man Charged With Sex Abuse On Cruise Ship

A Mississippi man was charged yesterday [Aug 30] in federal court in Boston for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor during a cruise from Boston to Bermuda, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. U.S. officials said the man was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor, and he is is “currently in... Read more of this article

Court: 26-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 26-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 2], a 26-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the charge that on 13th February this year, he had sexually assaulted a woman. The Magistrate set Mention for 28th June, granted bail at $5,000 with one surety, and ordered that the man must have no contact with the woman. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very... Read more of this article

Court: Sex Offender Sentenced To Three Years

Court: Sex Offender Sentenced To Three Years

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 45-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offences involving two children. Gladwin Daniels previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual offences involving children which occurred from 2014 and 2016. The three year sentence applied to all of the convictions, but... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Appearing in the Supreme Court Arraignment session this morning [March 1], a 58-year-old man pleaded guilty to multiple sex offences against young males that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Quinton Wendell Baxter had been charged with the indecent assaults on the young males in the 1970s and 1980s, and pleaded guilty to eighteen charges. He was... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Denies Sex Offences

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Denies Sex Offences

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Feb 16], a 30-year-old man denied six charges of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl over the age of 14 and under the age of 16. The defendant also denied one charge of sexually assault, with the acts alleged to have taken place  between January 2016 and March 2016. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted... Read more of this article

Court: 58-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: 58-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 16], a 58-year-old man was charged with a series of sexual assaults on a young male with the actions alleged to have occurred between 1975 and 1979. The charges alleged four acts of indecent assaults and three of gross indecency. The matter was indictable and will go to the Supreme Court with the man ordered... Read more of this article

Dismont: ‘Make The Care Of Children A Priority’

Dismont: ‘Make The Care Of Children A Priority’

“The recent revelations to the public by footballers of molestation during their childhood are of significance in this community where so many similar problems have been kept hidden,” said Executive Director of the Family Centre, Martha Dismont. “We also know that individuals in this community have not felt comfortable seeking counseling... Read more of this article

Police Encourage Victims To Report Abuse

Police Encourage Victims To Report Abuse

The Bermuda Police Service is urging victims to come forward to report child sexual abuse, saying “there is no time limit to reporting these matters and we have highly trained detectives who work in partnership with other agencies to ensure child safeguarding.” Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said, “The protection of vulnerable... Read more of this article