Sex offender released early

  |  August 8, 2019

A child protection charity has condemned a decision to release a serial paedophile from prison four years early. Kelly Hunt, executive director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, said last night that it was “unfathomable” that Jomar Akbar Caines had been released before he had served his full 12 years behind bars. Ms Hunt said: “This individual has proven that he is not only ... Read more

Man guilty of sexually abusing girl

  |  June 27, 2019

A 26-year-old man was convicted yesterday of sexual offences against an underage girl. A jury found William Franklin Smith guilty of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 14 and sexual exploitation of a young person by a person in a position of trust by a majority verdict of ten to two. The verdict came after a week of evidence in the Supreme Court and more than five hours of deli... Read more

Rapist Jailed for Eight Years

  |  May 4, 2019

A man who raped a 15-year-old schoolgirl more than 30 years ago was imprisoned for eight years yesterday. Morris O’Brien, 54, from Pembroke, was convicted of the attack on the teenager after trial in February. Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves said the case was “particularly painful”. He added: “There really are no winners. It is indeed tragic.” Mr Justice Greaves said that he accepted t... Read more

Sex Offender Found Guilty

  |  April 13, 2019

A 53-year-old man was convicted yesterday of sex offences against a schoolgirl more than 20 years ago. Pernell Brangman committed a string of sex offences against the woman, who was aged 10 and 11 at the time. The Supreme Court jury returned a unanimous verdict after less than two hours of deliberation. They found Brangman, from Southampton, guilty on two charges of sexual exploitation of a min... Read more

Court: Rocha Found Guilty Of Child Porn Charges

  |  March 20, 2019

Daniel Rocha has been found guilty of accessing child pornography, and has been remanded into custody pending his sentencing at a later date. During the trial the prosecution had said that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed between April 2010 and March 2015. The 30-year-old Devonshire man was found guilty after a trial in the Supreme Court, in which the court had heard that the police searc... Read more

Community Welcomes Minors conviction

  |  February 28, 2019

Zane DeSilva, the transport minister, condemned the crimes of David Minors, the former road safety officer, who was jailed for five years for sex offences against an underage child. Minors was imprisoned for sex offences committed last year against a 14-year-old boy whom he coached in the arts. Mr DeSilva noted Minors had no longer worked for the Transport Control Department at the time of the o... Read more

Sex Offender Minors Jailed for Five Years

  |  February 27, 2019

A former government road safety officer was jailed for five years today for sexual offences involving an underage boy. David Minors admitted sexual exploitation of a young person by a person in a position of trust, and two counts of showing offensive material to a child. He was branded “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” by the prosecution. Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves sentenced him at Suprem... Read more

Man Found Guilty of 1988 Rape

  |  February 8, 2019

A man convicted of the rape of a 15-year-old schoolgirl more than 30 years ago was warned by a judge last night that he faced “a significant period of imprisonment”. Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves added: “I think he should prepare himself for that.” Mr Justice Greaves was speaking after a Supreme Court jury convicted Morris O’Brien, 53, of rape by a unanimous verdict after four hours of... Read more

Release imminent for convicted sex offender

  |  February 5, 2019

A child sex offender is to be released from prison in less than a week, the legal affairs minister announced yesterday. Kathy Lynn Simmons, who is also the Attorney-General, said Melvin Martin will be freed from Westgate prison on Sunday. Charities welcomed the public notification last night and said it was “another step in the right direction” to better child protection. A joint statement ... Read more