The Bermuda public was put on notice again as a result of the “impending release” of another convicted child sex offender, who released from Westgate Correctional Facility today (August 7).

Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons,issued the public notice this afternoon, as empowered to do so under Section 329H of the Criminal Code 1907.

Jomar Akbar Caines, is “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”, under the law.

This after consultation with the Commissioner of Police, Stephen Corbishley.

Mr Caines, 43, who resides in Pembroke was convicted and incarcerated for:

  1. Sexual Exploitation of a Young Person
  2. Deprivation of Liberty
  3. Serious Assault in an Increased Penalty Zone
  4. Common Assault in an increased Penalty Zone

According to the Minister’s statement: “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.

“Information to help parents and guardians speak to their children about the dangers of inappropriate touching can be obtained from the Department of Child and Family Services (‘DCFS’).

“If child abuse is suspected, contact the Intake and Investigations team at DCFS, Magnolia Place, 45 Victoria Street, Hamilton, on the KIDSLINE at 278 9111.

“Additionally, contact can be made with DCFS Coordinator Lisa Talbot at 294 5882, or Supervisor Maureen Trew at 294 5876.