Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Coming to a neighbourhood near you

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.”



Sex Offender Is Dead After 5 Day Prison Release. Was It Vigilante Justice?

The sex offender publicly released last week, died today in hospital following his discovery through a small road.

According to the Nassau Guardian, Alden Scott was found unresponsive on a dirt road while bleeding through the nose.

It is not known if he was attacked or the origin of his injuries.

His brother, Ronald Scott spoke to the daily saying, “The policeman took him to the hospital…Here we are [a] couple [of] days later, he’s dead.”

The big picture

Alden was released on Friday after being added to the sex offender registry. He served nine years in prison for sexual assault and was sentenced to two years in prison for caressing a girl’s thigh back in January.

Why it matters

Alden was the first person to be added to the sex offenders’ registry in a public notice. Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe warned that the public should refrain from issuing vigilante justice and cautioned that public notification will be discontinued if anyone physically assaults Alden on his release.

How the public reacts

Some social media users expressed no empathy for Alden.

Devon Rox says, “Knowing what sexual assault does to a person mentally and physically until the day they die, I have no compassion for the rapist.”

Stacey Smith says, “God doesn’t sleep.”

Negrita Valdez says she anticipated that the sex offender would be killed after release. “I knew it wasn’t going to be too long for him to enjoy his freedom…”

Monique Knowles calls for law reforms. “I don’t know why laws are not stricter. He should not have been allowed out in public after the second offense.”