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Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 52-year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting two women. The defendant was granted bail at $10,000 with surety, ordered to report to Hamilton Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and have no contact with the alleged victims. He was ordered to appear at the January Supreme Court Arraignments. [Note:... Read more of this article

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

[Column written by Sheelagh Cooper] The release of John Malcolm White who continues to be a dangerous paedophile after 12 years of an 18 year sentence could have been avoided if prison rules had been taken into account. Prison rule 32[c]2 gives the commissioner the power to charge an inmate for not participating in a designated treatment program. Such... Read more of this article

Court: Sex Offender Jailed For Nine More Months

Court: Sex Offender Jailed For Nine More Months

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 21], a 30-year-old convicted sex offender — who is presently incarcerated — was sentenced to nine months in prison after being convicted of stabbing another prisoner in the eye with a pen. Merrick Seaman had admitted stabbing the man during an altercation in July 2015 that was caused by a disagreement... Read more of this article

Court: 54-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: 54-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 15], a 54-year old man denied trespassing and sexually assaulting a woman. The defendant denied that  in July, he had trespassed in a residence with the intent to commit a sexual assault and had sexually assaulted a woman. Magistrate Archie Warner set trial for January 2017, and ordered that the man, who... Read more of this article

Two People In Custody After Sexual Assaults

Two People In Custody After Sexual Assaults

Police are investigating reports of two sexual assaults that took place in Hamilton and at a hotel property in the east end early on Sunday morning [July 3], and said “two persons are in police custody”. A police spokesperson said, “Police are investigating reports of two sexual assaults that took place in the early hours of Sunday... Read more of this article

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 30], a 50-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a charge that in March 2015 he sexually assaulted a girl, with the Court hearing that he allegedly got the girl pregnant. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe set trial for September and granted bail at $5,000 with one surety. The Magistrate also ordered that the man must... Read more of this article

IWF Reporting Portal For Child Abuse Images

IWF Reporting Portal For Child Abuse Images

A number of British Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — are today launching dedicated IWF Reporting Portals to allow people to report images and videos of child abuse safely and anonymously. A police spokesperson said, “In an historic announcement today, Bermuda launches a dedicated IWF Reporting Portal, to allow web users to... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 4], a 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault on a woman on 26 September 2015. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered that the defendant, who cannot be legally named at this stage of the proceedings, appear again in Court for Mention on May 25th, and granted bail in the amount of... Read more of this article

CAA Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CAA Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a global theme of ‘Prevention is Possible When Everyone is Involved,’ with the Centre Against Abuse [CAA] inviting the community to take part. The month will culminate with the Arkley Side to Side 5K on April 30, with the CAA encouraging people on the island to “help with the prevention of sexual... Read more of this article

Court: 54-Year-Old Denies Sexual Exploitation

Court: 54-Year-Old Denies Sexual Exploitation

During this morning’s [April 1] Supreme Court Arraignments session,the 54-year-old man charged with sexually exploiting a young person, intruding on the privacy of a girl, and inducing the child to commit an indecent act him, denied all the charges. All three charges stem from an alleged incident in October 2015. Justice Charles-Etta Simmons... Read more of this article

Court: 21-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 21-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [March 10], a 21-year-old man denied that between a date unknown and 9th October 2015, he had communicated with a child intending to lure her into committing an unlawful sexual act. The defendant, who cannot be legally named at this stage, also denied that in October 2015 he had sexually assaulted a child. Magistrate... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 28] 38-year-old Kevin Rubaine* changed his earlier plea of not guilty to a plea of guilty to a charge of sexual assault in December 2015. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that in December, a female was seated on a bus when the man sitting next to her began making strange noises. She stood... Read more of this article

Court: Teenager Denies Sexual Assault Charge

Court: Teenager Denies Sexual Assault Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 18], a teenage male elected to be tried in Magistrate’s Court and then pleaded not guilty to a charge that in January 2015, in Sandys Parish, he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. The teenager, who cannot be legally named at this stage of the proceedings, was given a March trial date and was granted... Read more of this article