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Serial Sex Offender Sidney Cooper is set to be released from the Bahamas Department of Corrections on Friday after a six-year sentence.
The 47-year-old man was convicted of 15 sex crimes dating back to the year 2000.
In 2021, he appealed a sentence but lost his bid to quash his 6-year sentence arguing that the maximum penalty should have been 3 years.
Magistrate Samuel McKinney refuted his claims, stating that a provision in the law allows the doubling of a sentence for recidivism.
What is known about Sidney Cooper
It is believed he sexually assaulted 23 women in almost two decades
In 2019, he sexually assaulted a teen girl in the downtown area.
He groped a 9-year-old girl at a public pump in 2016
He groped a policewoman while on trial in 2016.
While on trial, Cooper groped a 2nd woman officer in court in 2021.
Experts have diagnosed him with frotteurism — he achieves sexual stimulation or orgasm by touching and rubbing against a person without consent
Cooper was to receive special treatment while imprisoned.
What Sidney Cooper said before his release from prison
Minister of National Security warned that Cooper could re-offend stating that when he spoke with Cooper he said that he is aroused by women who dress in shorts, smile with him, whose hips move while they walk, and “lick” their lips.
Copper said he has a “spirit in him since he was a child and does not believe that the spirit should bow.”