Public Notice Release of Sex Offender- Heman Ledrew Viera

5 November, 2019

The Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, has today issued a public notice of the impending release, of sex offender, Heman Ledrew Viera who will be released from Westgate on 8 November, 2019.

Pursuant to section 329H of the Criminal Code 1907, the Minister is empowered to disclose information in relation to sex offenders who are considered to present a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public, an affected group of people, or an individual.   In accordance with this power, the Minister, after consulting with the Commissioner of Police, has determined that the public should be notified of Mr. Viera’s release. 

Mr. Viera, a 52-year-old black male who resides in Warwick Parish, was convicted and incarcerated for:

1.) Serious Sexual Assault; and

2.) Robbery.

Based on this and on other information received, the Minister has determined that the Ministry of Education should be provided with information regarding this offender, to ensure that relevant schools are notified about his impending release.