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Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today, a cruise ship passenger from New Jersey pled not guilty to a charge of sexual assault. The 27-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was alleged to have committed the crime against a fellow cruise ship passenger on August 10. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 29. He was granted... Read more of this article

Sex Offender May Be Transferred To UK Facility

Sex Offender May Be Transferred To UK Facility

Convicted child sex offender Merrick Seaman might be transferred to a specialized facility in the United Kingdom, however the decision must await a UK Court ruling. A Government spokesperson noted that the “man remains detained, under special powers of the Mental Health Act, to provide for the specialized monitoring that is required.” “An... Read more of this article

Recommendations To Deal With Sex Offenders

Recommendations To Deal With Sex Offenders

“All convicted sexual offenders should be required to participate in a mandatory treatment program prior to their release,” was one of the recommendations contained in the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee Sex Offender Register report. “An area that garnered lots of questions and concerns from the JSC was the treatment of sexual... Read more of this article

Man Arrested For ‘Suspicion Of Sexual Assault’

Man Arrested For ‘Suspicion Of Sexual Assault’

The police have confirmed that a 46-year-old man has been arrested “for suspicion of sexual assault offences on a female.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a 46-year-old Paget man has been arrested for suspicion of sexual assault offences on a female which is alleged to have occurred on Saturday 21 July... Read more of this article

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old Sandys man was accused of multiple sexual offences against a minor. The defendant, who cannot be legally named at this stage, was not required to enter a plea as the case will be heard in Supreme Court. Among other charges, the man was charged with allegedly touching the boy in a sexual manner and showing pornography... Read more of this article

‘Allegation Of Sexual Assault On A Minor’

‘Allegation Of Sexual Assault On A Minor’

The police have confirmed that a 43-year-old man has been arrested “in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a minor.” “Because of the nature of the offence[s] and the fact that there is an active investigation underway, no further comment can be made at this time,” a police spokesperson said. “The Bermuda Police... Read more of this article

Court: 72-Year-Old Man Admits Sex Assault

Court: 72-Year-Old Man Admits Sex Assault

A 72-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a sexually assaulting a young girl in the early 1970s. This morning at Magistrates Court, Bernard Marshall admitted indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 between January 1970 and September 1972 in Bermuda. The court heard that Marshall was between the age of 24 and 26 at the time of the offence. Marshall... Read more of this article

Court: 17-Year-Old Male Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 17-Year-Old Male Denies Sexual Assault

A 17-year-old male has appeared in Magistrates Court accused of sexual assault. The teenager, who can not be named at this time for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to the single charge this morning [June 21]. The assault is alleged to have taken place in Pembroke on December 31, last year. The defendant was granted bail and will stand trial at a later... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A man changed his plea to guilty in Magistrates Court to sexually assaulting a female student. Kevin Rubaine, 40, of St. George’s, has had his case referred to the Mental Health Treatment Court after admitting he touched a student up her skirt in May of last year. He has two similar convictions for this type of offence and... Read more of this article

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