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CAA, OUTBermuda Working To Enhance Services

CAA, OUTBermuda Working To Enhance Services

The Centre Against Abuse [CAA] and OUTBermuda are working together to enhance services in an effort to help all victims of sexual violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. A joint statement from the two organisations said, “This week, Centre Against Abuse [CAA] reconfirms its commitment to all victims of sexual violence and... Read more of this article

Police Officers Charged With Sexual Assault

Police Officers Charged With Sexual Assault

Two police officers have been charged with “serious sexual assault and perverting the course of justice” and have been suspended from duty. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that two serving officers have been charged with serious sexual assault and perverting the course of justice. “These officers... Read more of this article

Column: A Remembrance Of Connie Furtado

Column: A Remembrance Of Connie Furtado

[Opinion column written by Keri Ebright] I returned in 2018 at her 40th year anniversary, in 2019 at her 41st, and 2020 for her 42nd. Forty-two years ago, Connie Furtado, age 11, was brutally raped and murdered when walking home from school. Anyone around here in the 1970s remembers this. Forty-two years ago can still seem like yesterday. I lived on... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred 17 years ago. The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, elected to have his case tried in Magistrates Court rather than Supreme Court. The Crown said the offence happened sometime between April 1st 2002, and April 30,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

An American man convicted in a U.S. court of sexually assaulting a minor on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was sentenced to 3.5 years in a prison, according to the U.S Department of Justice. A statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “A Mississippi man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for sexually assaulting... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man is facing multiple charges of sexual offences against two girls, with the offences allegedly occurring back in the 1990s. The offences allegedly took place from June 1992 to June 1997 against two girls who were under-14 at the time. The 55-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, appeared in... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Heman Viera To Be Released

Sex Offender Heman Viera To Be Released

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons issued a public notice of the impending release of sex offender Heman Ledrew Viera, who will be released from Westgate on November 8th, 2019. Photo provided by the Ministry:A spokesperson said, “The Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, has today issued a public notice of the... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Sexual Assault Charges

Court: Man Denies Sexual Assault Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 25-year-old man was charged with two counts of sexual assault. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied both charges which allegedly occurred in July of this year. He pleaded not guilty to grabbing a woman, and also denied exposing himself to the same woman on the next day. He was granted $3,000... Read more of this article

Child Sex Offender Jomar Caines To Be Released

Child Sex Offender Jomar Caines To Be Released

The Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney-General Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons today [Aug 7] issued a public notice of the impending release of child sex offender Jomar Akbar Caines, who will be released from Westgate today. A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to section 329H of the Criminal Code 1907, the Minister is empowered to disclose information... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton parish man was remanded into custody after pleading not guilty to a sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred during an armed robbery at Blue Hole Park on June 16. The 42-year-old man — who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons — did plead guilty to using force to take the woman’s... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Junius Caines To Be Released

Sex Offender Junius Caines To Be Released

[Updated] The Attorney-General has issued a “public notice of the impending release of sex offender Junius Carman Caines who will be released from Westgate on 24 June, 2019.” “Mr. Caines, a 50-year-old black male who will be residing in Pembroke Parish, was convicted and incarcerated for serious sexual assault,” the Government... Read more of this article

Court: 60-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 60-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 9], a Sandys man was charged with sexual assault. The 60-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied intruding on the privacy of a woman and sexually assaulting the same woman. The defendant was ordered to have no contact with the complainant and was granted $5,000 with a like surety. He... Read more of this article

Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS] and Centre Against Abuse [CAA] united to hold a joint event titled ‘Partner in Prevention’ on Friday, April 26.“SCARS and Centre Against Abuse recognized government departments that partner with them to put... Read more of this article