The guy was 32 and he was using the internet to link up with a 12 year old girl from Ontario through one of those chat sites. He told her he was 17 and she told him she was 13 and they engaged in discussions of a sexual nature. They later exchanged phone numbers wherein he called her and in the conversation he told her he wanted to perform oral sex on her. The girl panicked and hung up and told her father who in turn contacted the police. Lagare ended up being charged under the Internet Luring Law and inviting a child to touch him for a sexual purpose.
After weighing the evidence, the judge, Justice John Agrios decided
" I simply cannot find any resonable indication that the accused was grooming or luring the child" adding, "the legislation is clear in that the communication must be for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence....(of) sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching."
But he said that the internet chat transcripts were only "intimate conversation" and while " morally reprehensible," were not illegal.
So, basically, what the judge is saying is that it's okay, legal to talk dirty to 12 year old children on the internet, so long as it remains "merely' explicit, sexual talk. As one article says, this could give the green light to perverts to continue talking dirty to kids on the internet because it is within their legal right to do so.
I personally can't believe this judge!?
This 32 year old guy lied to this kid and said he was 17! Even though she lied about her age and said that she was 13. That's still a 13 year old kid!! He's 32. If that doesn't scream pedophile, what does????
He called her at home and told her he wanted to have oral sex with her! Isn't that an invitation to sexual touching??
I know that if a guy says to me that he wants to have oral sex with me this leads me to a choice, in this matter being - yes, i want this to happen or no, i don't.
I'm sorry but i think this guy totally crossed the line and should have have been thrown in jail.