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Court: 38-Year-Old Denies Sex Assault Charge

Court: 38-Year-Old Denies Sex Assault Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 6], a 38-year-old man denied sexually assaulting a woman in Pembroke on 4th December 2015. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set a mention date of 28th January and set bail in the amount of $5,000 and ordered that the man, who cannot be legally named at this stage of the proceedings, have no contact with the... Read more of this article

Column: Establishing A Sex Offender’s Registry

Column: Establishing A Sex Offender’s Registry

[Opinion column written by Sheelagh Cooper] The Coalition has been a strong advocate of the establishment of a sex offender’s registry for many years. While we can appreciate the need to protect the identity of victims, we also recognize the concern regarding to avoid further marginalizing offenders. Further, we acknowledge the varying levels of seriousness... Read more of this article

30-Year-Old Man Charged With Sexual Assault

30-Year-Old Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Oct 16], a 30-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a charge that in October 2015, he sexually assaulted a woman who the Crown Prosecutor said was a female tourist. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set trial for December 2015, granted bail of $5,000, required the man, who is a contract worker on the island, to surrender... Read more of this article

56-Year-Old Man Charged With Touching Girl

56-Year-Old Man Charged With Touching Girl

In Magistrates Court this morning [Oct 8], a 56-year-old man faced charges that being a person in a position of trust, for sexual reasons, he touched a young girl and intruded on her privacy so as to alarm, insult, or offend her. All three allegations were alleged to have occurred earlier this month. After some discussion over whether the charges... Read more of this article

Special On Child Sexual Abuse Airs Tonight

Special On Child Sexual Abuse Airs Tonight

SCARS and Bermuda Broadcasting Company are partnering to present a series focused on child sexual abuse in Bermuda.  This three-part special begins tonight, September 28, at 7:30 pm on ZBM TV9. SCARS said, “Tonight’s episode features survivors of child sexual abuse, parents of abused children and two local psychologists. “The stories... Read more of this article

Court: Man Remanded On Sex Assault Charge

Court: Man Remanded On Sex Assault Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 21], a 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty to committing sexual assault on a female in Warwick earlier this month. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ruled that the man was to be remanded into custody until his trial in November 2015, which prompted an objection from the defendant. However the Magistrate did... Read more of this article

Bermudian Student Charged With Sex Assault

Bermudian Student Charged With Sex Assault

A 21-year-old Bermuda student has been charged with a sexual assault in Canada, according to multiple reports from the Canadian media. The CBC news report said, “An Acadia University student charged last week with a sexual assault on campus is now facing a second count of sexual assault related to another incident that allegedly took place almost... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

In the Supreme Court today [Sept 1], Justice Carlyle Greaves handed down a fifteen year sentence to an ex-policeman who was convicted of sexual exploitation and incest. The Court heard that the victim was his daughter, and the criminal acts had occurred over a period of years. In June of this year the police confirmed that the 37 year old man, who... Read more of this article

Officer Fired After Sexual Exploitation Conviction

Officer Fired After Sexual Exploitation Conviction

The police have confirmed that a 37 year old man — who was convicted of sexually exploiting his daughter — has been discharged from the police service with immediate effect. Prior to his conviction, the man had served as a police officer for 18 years. Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said, “The Supreme Court yesterday convicted... Read more of this article

19-Year-Old Denies Sexually Touching Little Girl

19-Year-Old Denies Sexually Touching Little Girl

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 29], a 19-year-old man was charged with an alleged sexual offence involving a young girl under 6 years old. The court heard that on a date unknown between December 28 last year and February 20 this year, the defendant, being in a position of trust towards the child, did for sexual purpose directly or... Read more of this article

Two Men Plead Not Guilty To Sexual Assault

Two Men Plead Not Guilty To Sexual Assault

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session this morning [Apr 1], two men pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges in two separate cases. First Case A 73-year-old man, who had to make use of an interpreter, pleaded not guilty to the unlawful sexual assault of a female on a date unknown between May 2012 and October 2014. Justice... Read more of this article

Twelve Police Detectives Undergo SART Training

Twelve Police Detectives Undergo SART Training

Twelve detectives from the Crime Division of the Bermuda Police Service have embarked on critical training to assist them in dealing with victims of sexual assault. The training is hosted by the Sexual Assault Response Team [SART] which includes Nurse Examiners, Bermuda Police Service , Department of Child and Family Services and The Center Against... Read more of this article

Four Men Appear In Court On Sex Charges

Four Men Appear In Court On Sex Charges

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session today [Feb 2] four men — none of whom were connected to each other — faced a number of charges involving sexual allegations. A 36 year old man pleaded not guilty to multiple charges involving intruding on the privacy of a girl, sexual exploitation, and acts of indecency involving... Read more of this article