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Training To Help Sexual Assault Survivors

Training To Help Sexual Assault Survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the organisations that work to end sexual assault in Bermuda will be providing training to the clergy on assisting survivors of sexual assault on Tuesday, April 10th. A Centre Against Abuse spokesperson said, “April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and all the organisations that work to end sexual assault... Read more of this article

Saltus Launch Investigation Into Former Teacher

Saltus Launch Investigation Into Former Teacher

Saltus Grammar School said they were recently “made aware of allegations of inappropriate behaviour by a male teacher employed by the school in the 1970s,” and has “launched a formal investigation into the matter. ” “The allegations included touching students in a sexual manner and exhibiting what we now understand to... Read more of this article

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old convicted child sex offender — is to be released from prison today, with the Government previously issuing a public notification and a number of groups noting their support for the Government’s decision to notify the public, while expressing concern about Cumberbatch being released and saying the safety... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Will Be Released On February 21st

Sex Offender Will Be Released On February 21st

The Attorney-General is officially notifying the public that Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old man who was convicted and jailed for sexual exploitation of a young person while in a position of trust, and sexual assault — will be released from prison on February 21st. The Government also released his photo, said the Ministry of Education... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 47-Year-Old Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Feb 7], a 47-year-old man was charged with sexual assaulting a teenage girl back in 2007. After being extradited to the island to face the charges, he pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the teenager in May 2007. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunmbo remanded the defendant into custody, and he is due to reappear in... Read more of this article

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