Nassau, Bahamas — This one is hard for BP to contend with because we believe 100% in the Church. We believe the nation that forgets GOD is DAMNED and is headed on a rocky road to hell. But we have uncovered some ‘DUT’ among Christians in Bahamian churches whereby if Jesus came here today, he would whip their backsides out of the Church just as he did before.
Bahamas Press is tracing the unchristian ways of a pedophile now former music teacher at Oakes Field Primary School, Marvin Sands.
Sands you would have heard us say is the brother of the high-ranking inspector and former Police Staff Association President, Bradley Sands.
How Marvin committed so many heinous acts against children and got away with it is yet to be known. That is an investigation for the police and not BP.
Marvin you should know was dismissed from Queen’s College for allegedly molesting students at the New Dollhouse of Village Road. He was moved from C. R. WALKER for the same thing. The same he was accused of doing at R. M. Bailey and then again at Oakes Field Primary. But if you think those incidents were all don’t be surprise when we say there are more cases.
You should know the Sands family members are regular worshipers at the Transfiguration Baptist Church on Blue Hill Road. Some time before Marvin left the church BP can confirm records of his ‘vicked’ behaviour became known when he had violated a 13-year-old girl. She accused Sands forcing his unquenchable sexual desires on her against her will. Here was another case where everyone from the pulpit to the family down to the doorkeeper knew, and yet no one defended the adolescent victim. We are told Social Services at the time was not called in, the police never got involved and another crime by Sands was swept under that ‘DUTTY’ RUG!
Following that episode of trauma, Marvin packed his keyboard and moved to the hillside of Harold Road and joined the Trinity Assembly Church. He immediately became a musician in the ministry. He is today an active member of the youth department now headed by ZNS news anchor Clint Watson.
Now we know of several stories up there where some unnatural acts of carnal delights are festering like raw sewerage! We at BP call on the senior pastor to quickly DEAL WITH THE MATTERS UP THERE BEFORE BP must call on its international agencies to step in and take care of the problem. But we will not go there today.
While at Trinity, we can confirm more than 5 separate incidents of pedophilia by Sands have been committed against young teen girls.
In one incident of molestation, which occurred back some five years ago, senior members of the church coached the victim’s parents to not report the matter to the police or Social Services. Sands had violated the young girl in the most unchristian way and the entire leadership of the organization closed ranks around him in an attempt to hush the issue. The family could not take the bias stance and left.
How could a church operating in the name of GOD allow such to happen to CHILDREN?
Bahamas Press is concerned with these kinds of news coming out of the Church. The Catholic Church is not the only place under fire these days for pedophilia and not only priests are guilty of such crimes. And therefore we put the following questions to the leaderships of Transfiguration Baptist and Trinity Assembly:
- Why was not the department of Social Services contacted following the incidents involving Sands against your youth memberships?
- Why was the police not alerted on these matters?
- Why were the incidents covered up?
- In the case of Trinity Assembly [knowing the record of Sands] why is Sands – to this day – allowed to operate and travel with young people in the youth department?
To the High Command of the Royal Bahamas Police Force we ask:
- Were there efforts by authorities to cover-up this FILT, if yes, by whom?
- Is it still a crime to cover up a crime of Statutory Rape?
We hang our heads down in SHAME when we investigate these reports and all we could say is this, “Look what these people have turned the House of God into!”
They HAVE NO SHAME!
WE NEED CHANGE!