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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

SCARS: “An Overall Deficit In The System”

SCARS: “An Overall Deficit In The System”

SCARS Bermuda said that despite advocating to local legislators for five years, they are “disappointed and concerned” that “nothing has been done to protect the island’s children from sex abuse predators.” SCARS said that while the community has recently been up in arms about the early release of former policeman and convicted... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Touching Young Girl

Court: Man Denies Touching Young Girl

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 43-year-old man pleaded not guilty to multiple charges involving sexual offences with a young girl. The charges alleged that between a date unknown in June 2014 and September 2014, he had shown offensive material of a sexual nature to the girl. That between June 2014 and August 2015, as a person in a position of trust,... Read more of this article

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