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Man Sentenced To 11 Years For Sexual Assault

Man Sentenced To 11 Years For Sexual Assault

Ronald Kirkland Simmons, 39, was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for sexual assault. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service welcomes the sentence in the Supreme Court today [Tuesday, 4th October 2022], in a case where a man seriously sexually assaulted a woman in Pembroke on 20th September, 2020. “The... Read more of this article

Sex Offender TeWolde Selassie To Be Released

Sex Offender TeWolde Selassie To Be Released

The Government has issued a public notice that convicted sex offender TeWolde Mathin Selassie will be released from prison on February 21st. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform, the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, MP, today issued a public notice of the impending release, of sex offender TeWolde... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal For Sexual Assault

Court Dismisses Appeal For Sexual Assault

The Court has dismissed an appeal by Jamel Simons, who was convicted of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that took place in 2002. The ruling said, “This is an appeal against Magistrate Mr. Khamisi Tokunbo’s finding of guilt against the Appellant on Information to a charge of sexual assault, contrary to section 323 of the Criminal Code. “On... Read more of this article

Afiniti CEO Steps Down After Assault Allegations

Afiniti CEO Steps Down After Assault Allegations

Zia Chishti — an American businessman who served as the CEO of Bermuda-based Afiniti — has stepped down after a former employee alleged that he sexually assaulted her. The company said, “The Board of Directors of Afiniti, Ltd. announces that Mr. Zia Chishti has stepped down from his role as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director... Read more of this article

Man Arrested In Connection With Sexual Assault

Man Arrested In Connection With Sexual Assault

A  20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the aggravated burglary and sexual assault in Smiths on October 19th, marking the second arrest in connection with the matter. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], would like to thank the public for their continued assistance with the investigation into the aggravated... Read more of this article

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Convicted sex offender Brittonie Taylor is making a legal challenge against being deported, with the Court ruling making an “order for a temporary stay of the Deportation Order.’ The court document noted that the applicant stated that he is a Jamaican national who has lived in Bermuda since 2000 and he has Bermudian children “In 2012... Read more of this article

Suspect Arrested Following Sexual Assault

Suspect Arrested Following Sexual Assault

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. A police spokesperson said, “A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested in relation... Read more of this article

Burglary, Sexual Assault At Smiths Residence

Burglary, Sexual Assault At Smiths Residence

The police responded to an “aggravated burglary” at a Smiths parish residence today [Oct 19] where the occupants “reported that they were held at knifepoint,” and a “sexual assault is alleged to have taken place,” and the police have “declared this a critical incident.” A police spokesperson said, “Shortly... Read more of this article

Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness Month

Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness Month

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women of the One Bermuda Alliance [WOBA] met this month to “discuss critical issues relating to families, women, and children as well as to identify ways to highlight and support the work of three essential charities in Bermuda.” Nicky Gurret, Chair of... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

A 38-year-old man was charged today [April 21] in Magistrates Court with serious sexual assault in connection with an incident which took place in September in the Fairylands, Pembroke area. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, was granted bail with a number of conditions attached. He was ordered to surrender all travel documents,... Read more of this article

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