Blackmailing sex offender jailed for 11 years

  |  February 1, 2024

A man who blackmailed two teenage girls into producing and sending him child pornography has been jailed for 11 years. Cahlii Smith, 30, was sentenced yesterday in the first blackmail case in Bermuda to involve child sexual abuse. Smith, from St George’s, was convicted on July 4 last year of a string of charges, including extortion, making child pornography, accessing child pornography ... Read more

Man sentenced to 15 months in jail for sex with minor

  |  November 1, 2023

A man who admitted having sexual relations with a minor has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars. Jahsyi Smith-Wilkinson, 31, pleaded guilty to having unlawful carnal knowledge of the teenage girl when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court last month. The court heard that Smith-Wilkinson, from Pembroke, and the girl met while working at the same business in 2018. At the time, ... Read more

Man admits sexual relationship with minor

  |  September 9, 2023

A man who had a sexual relationship with a minor will be sentenced in Magistrates’ Court next month. Jahsyi Smith-Wilkinson, 31, admitted having unlawful carnal knowledge of the teenager between September 2018 and March 2019 when he appeared in court yesterday. The court heard that Smith-Wilkinson and the girl met while both working at the same business. At the time, the girl, who cann... Read more

Man, 30, found guilty of child-porn offences

  |  July 5, 2023

A St George’s man accused of blackmailing a pair of teenage girls was convicted of a string of child-porn offences by a jury in the Supreme Court yesterday. Cahlii Smith, 30, was found guilty of charges including extortion, making child pornography, accessing child pornography and distributing child pornography. He was remanded into custody and will be sentenced at a future date. Durin... Read more

‘Wolf in sheep’s clothing’ found guilty of sex offences against sisters

  |  May 17, 2023

A jury convicted a 59-year-old man of a string of sex offences against two sisters that took place more than 25 years ago. After several hours of deliberation, John Dexter Seaman was found guilty last night by a majority verdict of eight offences including two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge, two counts of attempted unlawful carnal knowledge and four counts of sexual exploitation. All o... Read more

Public notice issued over release of convicted sex offender

  |  April 26, 2023

Convicted sex offender Devaun Cox is to be released into the community tomorrow. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, has issued a public notification of information regarding his pending release. The notice listed Cox as a 38-year-old Black male and the nature of his conviction as sexual assault. It said his address is unknown. He is being released... Read more

‘Vile monster’ jailed for 35 years for sexually abusing sisters

  |  April 19, 2023

A “vile and cruel monster” who committed a series of sex acts on two young sisters has been jailed for 35 years. Locksley Cummings will spend at least 17½ years behind bars before he is eligible for parole after being sentenced yesterday afternoon. Cummings, 43, was found guilty of five counts of sexual exploitation after a Supreme Court trial in February. He had denied the charges. ... Read more

Sex offender who destroyed a family’s lives jailed for 16 years

  |  April 12, 2023

A sex offender whose actions “destroyed” his victim’s family has been jailed for 16 years. Maleke Martin, 26, was sentenced yesterday to 13½ years in prison on one count of sexual exploitation by a person in a position of trust and 16 years on another count of sexual exploitation by a person in a position of trust. He also received six years for showing offensive material to a child.... Read more

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