Entornointeligente.com / A Jamaican, who is a convicted sex offender in Bermuda, has been given permission to apply for a judicial review of a deportation order.
Brittonie Taylor, who served eight years for a serious sex assault, appeared in the Supreme Court to fight an order to send him back to Jamaica.
A Puisne Judge highlighted the need for fairness as he granted the 40-year-old Jamaican leave to apply for judicial review.
Taylor’s lawyer said it was agreed the case would be dealt with on an expedited basis and that the hearing could be heard next month.
Taylor was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2012 after he pleaded guilty to a sex attack on a woman at a bus stop.
He was released from prison last October and was due to be flown back to Jamaica on March 29.
The Magistrates’ Court heard last month however that he was arrested the day before for an alleged failure to attend a pre-flight COVID-19 test and breach of an order to quarantine.
The court was told that he made threatening comments regarding his impending deportation.
A senior magistrate ruled that he be detained.
Last week a judge ruled that Taylor’s detention was lawful, but he said a deportation by private jet should not go ahead until the legal action was settled.
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