Locksley Cummings Sentenced To 35 Years

April 18, 2023

Locksley Cummings was sentenced to 35 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual exploitation, with the police commending his young victims for their  ”courage in coming forward to bring this situation to the attention of the police.”

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police [Crime] Sean Field-Lament said, “The Bermuda Police Service notes the historic sentence handed down to Mr. Locksley Cummings in the Supreme Court.

“The circumstances which led to these convictions were despicable and heinous. They involved the betrayal by a person of trust to young vulnerable victims. The 35 year sentence sends an unequivocal message that offences of this nature have no place in our society and will have significant consequences.

“Hopefully it will serve as a strong deterrent.

“Most importantly, I hope it brings some form of closure and comfort to the victims and family involved in this tragedy and that their healing process can continue, confident in the fact that they will not now have to encounter this individual.

“I wish to publicly acknowledge their courage in coming forward to bring this situation to the attention of the police.

“These cases are extremely emotive and require the highest professional standards to investigate and ultimately prosecute. I recognise the tremendous work done by the detectives of the Vulnerable Persons Unit and the Department of Public Prosecutions team in bringing this perpetrator to justice.

“Their hard work and dedication demonstrates our steadfast resolve to protect the most vulnerable in our society.”

Cummings was sentenced to 17 years for some of the counts and 18 years for other counts, totaling 35 years, and he must serve at least half his sentence before being considered for parole.

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