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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

Column: Honouring Connie & Helping Survivors

Column: Honouring Connie & Helping Survivors

[Written by Keri Ebright] New Year’s Night, 1978, I was sitting at the police station. I don’t know how long it all took – the whole day felt frozen in time: like it all lasted forever, but at the same time, it had ended. I was there to report him. I promised I wouldn’t – I told him I’d never tell, and for that reason, I am alive. Walking... Read more of this article

Court: 57-Yr-Old Man Denies Sexual Offences

Court: 57-Yr-Old Man Denies Sexual Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 57-year-old man pleaded not guilty to multiple sexual offences alleged to have taken place against a girl under the age of 14. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied touching a young person sexually while being in a position of trust on a date unknown between 2008 and 2012. He further denied... Read more of this article

CAA On Sex Offender Management Amendment

CAA On Sex Offender Management Amendment

Centre Against Abuse said they support the proposed Bill relating to supervision of sex offenders, but have requested it include a provision for victims to be notified via the same channel that the Minister is, as “often victims learn about the release of their sex offender after they have been released.” A spokesperson said, “Centre Against... Read more of this article

AG On Sex Offender Management Amendment

AG On Sex Offender Management Amendment

In the past, a sex offender could refuse to participate in any rehabilitative or therapeutic programs and a new Bill will require sex offenders to complete programs before being permitted to apply for parole or being released from prison on their early release date, Attorney General Kathy Simmons said today. The Attorney General said, “The tabling... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

A Bill which seeks to “enhance the effective oversight and management of sex offenders” and “establish a sex offender register” was tabled in the Senate on Friday [Nov 9]. The Bill — officially titled the ‘Criminal Code [Sex Offender Management] Amendment Act 2018′ — “seeks to amend the Criminal... Read more of this article

‘Did Engage In Sexually Inappropriate Touching’

‘Did Engage In Sexually Inappropriate Touching’

Saltus School confirmed that its investigation into alumni allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour on the part of a teacher who left the school 40 years ago has concluded, and it confirmed that the teacher “did engage in sexually inappropriate touching.” “Saltus contracted with T&M Protection Resources, a US-based company... Read more of this article

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty to three sex offences involving a minor and will await sentencing in the new year after several reports have been conducted. David Minors, from Sandys Parish, admitted to three of six charges involving a minor under the age of 16. Mr Minors –  the former Government road safety officer... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 57-year-old man was charged with multiple sex offences relating to a minor while in a position of trust, with the offences said to have spanned a number of years, back to 2008. The man, who cannot be named at this stage due to legal reasons, is charged with touching the young girl. The... Read more of this article