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Magistrate wants to hear from woman at the heart of voyeurism case

A magistrate wants to hear from a woman whose privacy was invaded when a student secretly recorded and published a video of her having sex with another man.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said that the 20-year-old woman’s victim impact statement would help her determine the appropriate sentence for Trevor Brown.

Brown, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism at his arraignment on May 7.

He is in custody pending sentencing.

According to the prosecution, the woman went to a home at Old Cedar Way with some friends, including Brown.

After having some drinks, she went into a room and had sex with a man.

A few weeks after the encounter, the victim was with the same man when they saw a video of their private encounter posted in a WhatsApp group called the Bronem Hood.

Brown, whom the victims referred to as TJ, was the group’s administrator, the court heard.

Attorney Troy Kellman on Friday asked Ferguson-Pratt to consider giving the twelfth-grade student at Doris Johnson High School a conditional discharge.

Kellman described Brown’s first night on remand at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services as “terrifying”.

However, Ferguson-Pratt said there had to be consequences for his actions.

“In my mind, the offense before the court is an egregious one,” Ferguson-Pratt said.

“The recording was made surreptitiously.”

The prosecutor, Corporal Samantha Miah, said she tried to contact the woman but was unsuccessful.

The matter has been adjourned to today at noon so the court can hear how the crime has affected the victim.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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