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Bermudian facing sex charges in Canada

A Bermudian student has been charged with a pair of sex offences in a Nova Scotia court.

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Philip Shawn Herman, 21, has been charged in Kentville Provincial Court with two counts of sexual assault in connection with separate incidents.

Mr Herman, who is described as a student at Acadia University, was charged last week with sexual assault in connection to an alleged incident that took place on September 2.

He was released on bail with a $2,000 surety and conditions, including that he avoid using drugs and drinking alcohol, abide by a curfew, remain in the province and avoid contact with five women related to the case.

He was told by the courts he was allowed to return to campus to collect his belongings only under the supervision of the school’s security team.

This week he was charged with another count relating to an alleged incident in 2013. He was reportedly rearrested last Friday morning and spent the weekend in custody.

While Bermuda law prohibits the identification of those charged with sex offences until and unless they are convicted, Canadian courts allow such information to be published.

Mr Herman is scheduled to return to court on October 5.

• It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.