Suspect Arrested Following Sexual Assault

October 20, 2021 | 12 Comments

A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested in relation to the aggravated burglary and sexual assault at a Smiths Parish residence yesterday [Oct 19], the police have confirmed, adding that the investigation continues and anyone with any information should contact them.

BPS Oct 20 2021

A police spokesperson said, “A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested in relation to the aggravated burglary & sexual assault at a Smiths Parish residence yesterday, Tuesday 19th October.

“Detectives are continuing their inquiry and are still appealing for anyone who may have seen two persons fitting the following descriptions, particularly the areas of Knapton Hill, Harrington Hundreds, South Road Smiths, and Summerhaven, to get in contact with us.

“The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6ft tall, skinny built and wearing a black rain suit.

“The second suspect was described only as a black male, approximately 5’ 8’’ tall, with a moustache.

“We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen, or has camera footage covering these areas between 11am & 12pm 19th October, 2021.

“These times are the most important, but may extend outside these times as well.

“We would like to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward to assist with this investigation and again urge anyone with any information, no matter how unimportant you feel it might be, to contact Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, the lead investigator into this matter, on 717-2158, 247-1248 or via email, jsherwin@bps.bm

“Alternatively, you may also call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers, 800 8477.”

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  1. trufth says:

    Can anyone clarify what Bermuda laws say regarding what a victim is allowed to do to someone who breaks into their home and sexually assaults them or robs them?

    In certain countries you are allowed to defend yourself even if it means killing the would-be-alleged rapist. Here, we aren’t even allowed to pepper spray someone who is trying to rape or rob us.

    Anyone know what the laws say?

    • Platinum says:

      From what I’ve read in past news articles, you can certainly give them a good beating in self defense and never face charges. I don’t know about killing them, but I guess it all depends on the situation.

    • puzzled says:

      Your talking garbage Truth.
      Pepper spray has nothing to do with this.

      • Patty says:

        Pepper spray is considered an offensive weapon in Bermuda. A woman can not use it or anything else to protect herself.

    • Wrathchild says:

      I would take the law into my own hands. I’m sorry, but nobody gets to break into my house and sexually assault me without a fight. This is gutting, and who ever did this should be gassed as far as i’m concerned.

  2. Dejavu says:

    I thought they were looking for 2 men in their early twenties, yet they arrest a 36yr old

  3. Just sayin says:

    That’s a great question. The Police need to advise. Meanwhile if someone intrudes on my privacy, in my place of sanctuary then means must etc whether its Baygon,my weights, my alarm, serious protection of myself in my house

  4. Patty says:

    Pepper spray is considered an offensive weapon in Bermuda. A woman can not use it or anything else to protect herself.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Fingernails into the eyes sounds like a good plan to me. Follow that with a good clap over both ears.

      That should fix him. Justice done on the spot.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Yeah , that’ll go a long way when the assailant is fearless and desperate for his next rock and has a huge knife or gun in his hand.

      • Survivor says:

        Sure, assuming you have long fingernails and that your attacker isn’t twice your size in weight and height and also pinning your arms down. And that he doesn’t have a friend there helping him. It’s not as simple as it sounds, just ask someone who has actually lived through rape.

  5. Warrior says:

    A good jab of one’s knee to the tender area always knocks one to their knee.

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