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