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Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has responded to a report about rape statistics in Bermuda. “A recent report shared on Facebook suggested that Bermuda sits 5th in the world in relation to offences of rape,” Commissioner Corbishley said. “The BPS and many other partner agencies in Bermuda are there to support victims of rape and any... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Brittonie Taylor To Be Released

Sex Offender Brittonie Taylor To Be Released

The Government has issued a public notice that convicted sex offender Brittonie Lloyd Taylor will be released from prison on October 9th. A government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, MP today issued a public notice of the impending release, of sex offender Brittonie Lloyd Taylor, who will be... Read more of this article

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

Police Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Officer in Charge of the Crime Division, today [Sept 26] announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the recent sexual assault, with a 37-year-old male taken into custody. Image of the suspect provided by the police:Detective Superintendent Pedro said, “What we have learned so... Read more of this article

Police Release Photos Of Sex Assault Suspect

Police Release Photos Of Sex Assault Suspect

The  police released two images in regards to a serious sexual assault on a 31-year-old woman on Sunday [Sept 20], saying that they “implore anyone who has any information or idea of the identity of this person to make contact with us without delay.” Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service is today releasing... Read more of this article

Video: Police Press Conference On Assault

Video: Police Press Conference On Assault

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 23] to provide an update regarding the recent sexual assault. Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those members of the public and businesses who have come forward to assist us in the investigation of a serious sexual... Read more of this article

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Pembroke

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Pembroke

Police responded to a report of a sexual assault yesterday [Sept 20] in the area of Fairylands Road Junction, Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke, and appealing for residents of the area with CCTV cameras, to please review the footage on their devices for any suspicious activity. A police spokesperson said, “At around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday 20th September, police... Read more of this article

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Jermari Belboda was convicted, in Magistrates’ Court, of sexual assault in relation to an incident which took place in 2018. Stephen Corbishley, Commissioner of Police stated, “PC Belboda remains suspended from duty pending the completion of the disciplinary process, which has been on hold until the resolution of the criminal process.” Related... Read more of this article

Notice: Sex Offender To Be Released From Prison

Notice: Sex Offender To Be Released From Prison

A public notice has been issued advising that sex offender John O’Donald Fox will be released from prison on August 24th. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, today issued a public notice of the impending release, of sex offender John O’Donald Fox, who will be released from... Read more of this article

Man Arrested In Connection With Sexual Assault

Man Arrested In Connection With Sexual Assault

A 66-year-old man was “arrested in connection with the investigation into a historical sexual assault matter,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a 66-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the investigation into a historical sexual assault matter. “It... Read more of this article

CAA, OUTBermuda Working To Enhance Services

CAA, OUTBermuda Working To Enhance Services

The Centre Against Abuse [CAA] and OUTBermuda are working together to enhance services in an effort to help all victims of sexual violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. A joint statement from the two organisations said, “This week, Centre Against Abuse [CAA] reconfirms its commitment to all victims of sexual violence and... Read more of this article

Police Officers Charged With Sexual Assault

Police Officers Charged With Sexual Assault

Two police officers have been charged with “serious sexual assault and perverting the course of justice” and have been suspended from duty. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that two serving officers have been charged with serious sexual assault and perverting the course of justice. “These officers... Read more of this article

Column: A Remembrance Of Connie Furtado

Column: A Remembrance Of Connie Furtado

[Opinion column written by Keri Ebright] I returned in 2018 at her 40th year anniversary, in 2019 at her 41st, and 2020 for her 42nd. Forty-two years ago, Connie Furtado, age 11, was brutally raped and murdered when walking home from school. Anyone around here in the 1970s remembers this. Forty-two years ago can still seem like yesterday. I lived on... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred 17 years ago. The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, elected to have his case tried in Magistrates Court rather than Supreme Court. The Crown said the offence happened sometime between April 1st 2002, and April 30,... Read more of this article