News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – A public notice has been issued advising that sex offender John O’Donald Fox will be released from prison on August 24th.
A Government spokesperson said: “The Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons, issued a public notice on Friday (August 21) of the impending release, of sex offender John O’Donald Fox, who will be released from Westgate on August 24, 2020.
“Pursuant to section 329H of the Criminal Code 1907, the Minister is empowered to disclose information in relation to sex offenders who are considered to present a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public, an affected group of people, or an individual. In accordance with this power, the Minister, after consulting with the Commissioner of Police, has determined that the public should be notified of Mr Fox’s release.
“Mr Fox, a 49-year-old black male who will be residing in Devonshire Parish, was convicted and incarcerated for sexual assault; assault occasioning bodily harm; burglary; and intimidating a witness.
“Based on this and on other information received, the Minister has determined that the Ministry of Education should be provided with information regarding this offender, to ensure that relevant schools are notified about his impending release.”