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