Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said on Thursday that Peter Nygard left the Bahamas before the police were able to investigate the complaints made against him.
Why it matters
Peter Nygard faces extradition to the United States where 57 women accuse him of sex crimes. The women are from the Bahamas, the U.S., and Canada. On Tuesday, he was remanded to jail in Canada, facing nine counts of racketeering, sex trafficking, and other related crimes.
What Commissioner Paul Rolle says
- There were 4 complaints reported to the Bahamas police, by victims, accusing Nygard of sexual assault.
- Police officers were dispatched to Nygard’s residence in Lyford Cay, but upon arrival, officers were informed that Nygard left the Bahamas.
- Police witnessed people loading Nygard’s belongings in a shipping container.
- Police made contact with Nygard and he refused to return and surrender.
- Nygard was never interviewed by local police.
Rolle told reporters, “The matter is before a judge. Please don’t draw this commissioner into that.”
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