A Supreme Court judge in Bermuda sentenced a 43-year-old man to 35 years in prison after finding him guilty of engaging in many sex acts with two young sisters.
Locksley Cummings, who remained emotionless throughout the 25-minute sentencing hearing on Monday, must serve at least 1712 years in prison before being eligible for release.
After a trial in February, a jury had found Cummings guilty on five counts of sexual exploitation. He had refuted the allegations.
When the first victim was eight or nine years old, the crimes were committed between 2007 and 2009.
The court was told that Cummings had sexual contact with her twice, once when they were alone and once when they were together.
The court heard that Cummings started preying on the first victim’s younger sister, who was also a young girl at the time, seven years later.
Cummings had many sexual encounters with his second victim, who was nine years old when the incidents began, between 2016 and 2021.
On one occasion, he also forced his victim to perform a sex act for him.
Most of the incidents took place at Cummings’ house.
Cummings was given a sentence of 17 years for two offenses against the first victim and 18 years for three counts against the second victim by Puisne Judge Shade Subair Williams.
According to her, since the incidents happened over two distinct time periods, the sentences should be served consecutively rather than simultaneously.
The judge referred to Cummings’ actions as among the worst non-death instances she had ever witnessed in Bermuda, and she described his victims’ experiences as “a nightmare.”
“You violated that little girl like only a monster could,” she added, turning to Cummings.