Sex assault survivor: ‘Bermuda has to know’

  |  August 18, 2018

A brave survivor of child sex abuse said yesterday she had to face in court the man who violated her almost 50 years ago. The woman said: “I had to do that. I had to be in court.” She was speaking after Bernard Marshall, now 72, was jailed for four months for a sex assault on the woman sometime in the early 1970s. Marshall, from Smith's, admitted a charge of unlawfully and indecently... Read more

Court: 72-Year-Old Man Admits Sex Assault

  |  July 6, 2018

A 72-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a sexually assaulting a young girl in the early 1970s. This morning at Magistrates Court, Bernard Marshall admitted indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 between January 1970 and September 1972 in Bermuda. The court heard that Marshall was between the age of 24 and 26 at the time of the offence. Marshall claimed he was “really ver... Read more

Scars Clears Hurdle Over Paedophile Release

  |  May 23, 2018

A child sex abuse prevention charity has cleared another hurdle in its bid to fight the release of a high-risk paedophile from jail. Saving Children and Revealing Secrets applied to the Supreme Court for a judicial review of the decision to release Jonathan Cumberbatch from prison after he served two thirds of a 12-year sentence for sex crimes against children. Permission for the review was give... Read more

Charity Fights Decision to Release Paedophile

  |  April 9, 2018

A child sex abuse prevention charity is to fight a decision to release a high-risk paedophile from jail. Saving Children and Revealing Secrets said Jonathan Cumberbatch should have “at the very least” been released with conditions, and the charity has filed for a judicial review. The move came after Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General, issued a public warning before Mr Cumberbatch’s p... Read more