Catholic Nun Brutally Raped in Eleuthera Bahamas

Monday 08th, November 2010 / 10:52 Published by

A Catholic nun was brutally beat and raped on the Island of Eleuthera, in The Bahamas – a nation that has the highest per capita rape rate in the world.

Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder is said to be extremely upset at the horrific sex crime which took place early Saturday morning.

A man reportedly broke into the house where the nun lives, raped her, then fled into the night.

The victim has asked that her name not be published in order for her to remain anonymous.

The same small community was rocked in 2007 by the murder of Sylvia Cates, 66, who was found dead in her bedroom after being beaten severely. Her car had also been stolen.

Several suspects were questioned and two men were arraigned but no one was ever convicted.

Several years ago, Margaret Towle was beaten in her home in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera. Shortly after, she died from her injuries in the hospital.

No one was ever prosecuted for that crime either.

The lack of prosecution for these despicable crimes is allegedly due to the rampant corruption in Eleuthera, which is run like a criminal fiefdom. Local government officials, police officers and election campaign generals are suspected of being rotten to the core and are allegedly responsible for assisting criminals and helping them avoid prosecution.

Drug running is one of the principle souces of income for many on the crime-ravaged island.

Drug kingpins are looked upon as heroes and awarded huge government contracts to help them launder their proceeds from crime. There is even a school named after a drug lord.

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2 Comments on “Catholic Nun Brutally Raped in Eleuthera Bahamas

  • I agree with the person above Eleuthera being NOT being “crime-ridden.” I LOVE Eleuthera. The people are friendly and I always feel safe and relaxed there. I think this is a case of having one or two bad people on the entire island get away with something horrible and it gives the whole place a bad name, unfortunately.

  • This indeed a horrible crime committed on someone committed to the service of humanity. Its tragic and we hope the justice is done and seen to be done in this matter and we hopeful that justice in this instance is swift.

    That being said, the depiction by Mrs. Black is not true of Eleuthera as a whole and definitely not true of the South – I am resident there part time and while the two incidents mentioned are true (This one and the one in 2007 – I have never heard of the other) – they a very few and have been far between. We can not be described as crime ravaged and though we have had little economic activity in decades the vast majority are hardworking, decent and honest people. I think we have had three murders in three years and while even that is too much – Hardly the ‘crime ravaged’ place described by Mrs. Black.

    The idea of a criminal fiefdom is non sensical and cannot be supported with facts – The law is enforced there as it is everywhere within our Commonwealth – And while our system can use improvements – Our Courts are impartial and justice is carried out –

    A school named after a drug lord? Please name the school! Drug running principle activity? I think the economy and economic activity would be better off if that were the case – I think the Country your referring to is Mexico –

    A terrible thing has happened and our prayers should be with the victim – save your Eleuthera bashing for another day – A day when hopefully you will be rational and honest. Bad things sometimes do happen..


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