The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of recent allegations circulating on social media about separate instances of alleged past inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Members of the public are reminded that formal complaints are required by law in order for the police to investigate such allegations. Online statements and social media posts do not qualify as formal complaints.
We appreciate that this is a sensitive subject and that witnesses and victims are sometimes reluctant to come forward.
Complainants can be assured that they will be treated with dignity and that their investigation will be conducted in strict confidence. Please contact Detective Sergeant Karema Flood of the BPS Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU) at (441) 247-1150 or e-mail email@example.com. Alternatively, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 can be used to make a report.
The BPS works closely with the Department of Child & Family Services on these matters and we take such allegations seriously. But we continue to caution members of the public about making unsubstantiated statements or circulating rumours on social media that may constitute slander or libel.