Jury finds man, 43, guilty of sex offences against sisters

  |  February 14, 2023

A 43-year-old man has been convicted of a series of sexual offences against two young sisters. Locksley Cummings was found guilty by a Supreme Court jury yesterday of five charges relating to incidents that took place between 2007 and 2021. However, the jury also found Cummings not guilty of two offences relating to one of the victims. Puisne Judge Shade Subair-Williams remanded Cummings... Read more

Convicted sex offender guilty of intruding on minor’s privacy

  |  January 21, 2023

A convicted sex offender was remanded yesterday after he was found guilty of making inappropriate comments to a schoolgirl. Shuja Amon Muhammad, 48, was found guilty in Magistrates’ Court of intruding on the privacy of a 13-year-old girl in an incident on February 25 last year. He was previously sentenced to spend ten years behind bars for sexual exploitation of a young girl in two incide... Read more

Man jailed two years for sexually exploiting young boy

  |  January 16, 2023

A man convicted of sexually touching a young boy has been sentenced to spend two years behind bars and has been placed on the sex offenders list. Ismaila Darrell, from Warwick, was found guilty of sexual exploitation in 2021 after a trial in Magistrates’ Court, with magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo finding that he had touched the child on at least three occasions between September 2016 and Septemb... Read more

Have all precautions been taken before release of this child sex offender?

  |  February 21, 2022

I would like to appeal to all defence lawyers, parole board members and everyone involved in TeWolde Mathin Selassie’s release to stand together and advocate that those who are convicted of serious sexual assault against a child be kept incarcerated until such time they receive the best possible treatment available — The Healthy Sex Programme. If they do not pass the requirements of such ... Read more

Jail for man who sexually exploited 12-year-old girl

  |  June 18, 2021

A 24-year-old man was jailed for 20 months yesterday for sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old girl. Shundray Gilbert, from Devonshire, was told in Magistrates’ Court that, although he had shown remorse and seemed to be at low risk of reoffending, he was in need of “extensive” psychological treatment and that prison time was unavoidable. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said: “These kinds ... Read more

Appeal over child sex assault rejected by Supreme Court

  |  February 23, 2021

An 86-year-old man convicted of child sex offences from more than 40 years ago has lost an appeal against his conviction and sentence. Robert Smith, 86, was jailed for six months for a string of sex offences committed in 1977 against an 11-year-old boy. Smith appealed conviction and his sentence in the Supreme Court on the grounds that there was no corroboration to support the victim’s cl... Read more

Man admits touching 12-year-old girl

  |  February 11, 2021

A 24-year-old Devonshire man was remanded in custody yesterday after he admitted repeatedly sexually exploiting a 12-year-old girl. Shundray Gilbert pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to three counts of touching the pre-teen for a sexual purpose while in a position of trust. All of the incidents took place between August 5, 2015, and July 10, 2016, at which time Gilbert was 19. The c... Read more

Child SexOffender Released From Westgate, No Public Notification says SCARS

  |  January 8, 2021

When they were convicted in February 2019, a child sex offender was sentenced to five years in prison. Despite this, they were released on Thursday, December 24, having served less than half of their sentence To date, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) and the Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy-Lynn Simmons have not identified the offender’s identity, causing anxiety within th... Read more

Man gets suspended sentence for child porn offences

  |  December 8, 2020

A man who admitted accessing more than 23,000 items of child pornography was today given a ten month suspended sentence. Wong Li Shan was told in the Supreme Court that, although the material was “abhorrent”, it was on the lowest level of the scale. Acting Puisne Judge Craig Attridge said: “The material in question, the contents of which are still abhorrent, falls at the lowest level ... Read more

Man admits accessing more than 20,000 child pornography images

  |  December 5, 2020

A man who admitted accessing more than 23,000 items of child pornography will be sentenced in the Supreme Court next week. Li-Shan Wong, 43, was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday, but the case was adjourned until Monday to allow the prosecution more time to decide what length of jail term to ask for. Cindy Clarke, the Director of Public Prosecutions, told the court that the charge of acce... Read more

Sex offender, 47, loses appeal

  |  September 15, 2020

A man jailed for a string of sexual offences against a schoolgirl has lost his appeal against his conviction. Kenneth Hurff Williams, 47, from Pembroke, was sentenced to three years in prison last year after he was convicted in Magistrates' Court of six counts of sexually touching a child under the age of 14 while in a position of trust. He was also convicted of performing an indecent act i... Read more

Further rebuke for lawyer as Rogers gets 18 months

  |  July 16, 2020

A Supreme Court judge hit out yesterday at controversial comments made by a defence lawyer as she jailed his client for 18 months. Chez Rogers, 20, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges that he lured and had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 14 between August 1 and October 1 last year. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons said Rogers deserved credit for his early admission o... Read more