Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7


SLM
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Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7
By Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

CALGARY – Blindfolding his young stepdaughter and repeatedly sexually assaulting her has landed a High River, Alta., man the equivalent of a five-year prison term.

But because the offender has already spent more than two years in remand, he'll only have to serve another 333 days.

The stepfather, who can't be named to protect his victim's identity, was earlier convicted of two sex-related charges involving repeated assaults on his then seven-year-old stepdaughter.

In a written decision released Friday, Justice Pat Sullivan said the man's conduct warranted a five-year penitentiary term.

But because the crimes predated amendments to the Criminal Code limiting pre-trial credit, Sullivan granted the man the usual two-for-one formula in place at the time.

As a result, the time he spent in remand since his arrest on April 20, 2010, will mean more than four years will be deducted from the man's five-year term.

Defence lawyer Jim Lutz had recommended a four-year term, which would have resulted in the man's immediate release.

Crown prosecutor Sarah Stewart sought a period behind bars of six to eight years.

Sullivan noted the assaults, which occurred in 2009, involved repeated attacks on the little girl.

"The exact number of sexual assaults on (the victim) is not known," he said.

"However, the evidence at trial revealed that the assaults were numerous."

The offender always used the same method of abuse, the judge noted.

"The victim's eyes would be covered," Sullivan said. "She was blindfolded; and the assaults always occurred in the family home."

"A review of the circumstances of this case leads me to conclude that the offences here are on the serious end of the continuum of the category of major sexual assault," the judge said.

Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7 - Crime - Canoe.ca


What absolutely infuriates me about this is not necessarily the 'technical glitch' that reduced this s.o.b.'s sentence, although that is disgraceful as well. What angers me to my core is that 6 to 8 years imprisonment is somehow considered appropriate for repeatedly assaulting a seven year old child!

What the hell is so wrong with us that we spend so much freaking time bitching and moaning and ranting and raving over stupidity like the frigging T.O. mayor's stupid 'feud' with the press, or whether Conrad Black re-enters the country, or whether "leftards" are better or worse than "rightards". In the meantime, animals like this are a dime a dozen.

Man, we have some seriously screwed up priorities in this world!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

What the hell is so wrong with us that we spend so much freaking time bitching and moaning and ranting and raving over stupidity like the frigging T.O. mayor's stupid 'feud' with the press, or whether Conrad Black re-enters the country, or whether "leftards" are better or worse than "rightards". In the meantime, animals like this are a dime a dozen.

Man, we have some seriously screwed up priorities in this world!

You just noticed this?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You just noticed this?

No, of course I didn't just notice it. It's just rearing it's ugly head over my morning coffee and I needed to rant.
 
petros
#4
I find those who are wrapped in the left/right thing are no better than sports fans.
 
lone wolf
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Some sport....
 
SLM
#6
That's insulting to sports fans, lol. Because they are way, way better than rabid political junkies.
 
petros
#7
A fanatic is a fanatic is a fanatic.
 
#juan
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Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7 - Crime - Canoe.ca

In some countries this A--hole would be executed. Where did we go wrong to virtually let
him get away with the rape of a child? We should be talking about 25 years with no chance
of parole period.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7 - Crime - Canoe.ca

In some countries this A--hole would be executed. Where did we go wrong to virtually let
him get away with the rape of a child? We should be talking about 25 years with no chance
of parole period.

Absolutely!!!!!!
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post


But because the offender has already spent more than two years in remand, he'll only have to serve another 333 days.

333 days is plenty of time to deal with this freak.... General population will have this guy 'punished' within 3 days.
 
Machjo
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And we need to introduce hard labour to prison terms while we're at it.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

333 days is plenty of time to deal with this freak.... General population will have this guy 'punished' within 3 days.

It's still a huge slap in the face to that child that's already been through far more than anyone should have to go through at her age.

It absolutely disgusts me.
 
Machjo
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I just hope the girl gets the care she needs.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

I just hope the girl gets the care she needs.

That f**ker should have had his head trimmed........................................Jus t above the shoulders!
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

That f**ker should have had his head trimmed........................................Jus t above the shoulders!

Yes, but not likely to happen soon. Hard labour though is more likely to be politically palatable, especially with a Conservative majority. It would not necessarily have to be hard labour, but at least economically productive labour to make them earn their keep.

Again, I agree with your sentiment as an initial reaction. I just don't see it happening in the near future.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

It's still a huge slap in the face to that child that's already been through far more than anyone should have to go through at her age.

It absolutely disgusts me.


No doubt... There is no amount of retribution, therapy or consolation that will ever 'take back' that nightmare for that 7 year old girl... But that being the case, maybe setting the societal bar to barbaric lows might just make some of these perverts think twice prior to victimizing another young girl.

... I still can't even get my head around the entire idea of perpetuating this kind of heinous action on a child... 7 years old for God sake, truly makes me sick and not to mention, quite violently angry.
 
Machjo
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It should be a life sentence with no chance of parole, with life meaning life, and of course put him to economically productive labour the whole time.

I have other thoughts about what to do with him too, but I'm just thinking in practical terms what government might be able to get public support for. And if a life sentence is politically unpalatable, then at leat introduce the work part of it.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

It should be a life sentence with no chance of parole, with life meaning life, and of course put him to economically productive labour the whole time.

I have other thoughts about what to do with him too, but I'm just thinking in practical terms what government might be able to get public support for. And if a life sentence is politically unpalatable, then at leat introduce the work part of it.

I think "practical" things could happen if he was just released to the street for five minutes!
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7
By Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

Technicality trims sentence for stepdad who raped girl, 7 - Crime - Canoe.ca

Judges on drugs?


Quote:

What absolutely infuriates me about this is not necessarily the 'technical glitch' that reduced this s.o.b.'s sentence, although that is disgraceful as well. What angers me to my core is that 6 to 8 years imprisonment is somehow considered appropriate for repeatedly assaulting a seven year old child!

I can imagine what the judge's kids and wife think of him, if he has any.

Quote:

What the hell is so wrong with us that we spend so much freaking time bitching and moaning and ranting and raving over stupidity like the frigging T.O. mayor's stupid 'feud' with the press, or whether Conrad Black re-enters the country, or whether "leftards" are better or worse than "rightards". In the meantime, animals like this are a dime a dozen.

?
We aren't allowed to have opinions about stuff of less severity?

Quote:

Man, we have some seriously screwed up priorities in this world!

It's been like that for a while. I can't see a cure for it either.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

No doubt... There is no amount of retribution, therapy or consolation that will ever 'take back' that nightmare for that 7 year old girl... But that being the case, maybe setting the societal bar to barbaric lows might just make some of these perverts think twice prior to victimizing another young girl.

Yes, I think we've had this conversation before about how these heinous crimes really push at our conviction against the death penalty.

Personally, I'd be happy to start with keeping those who are an extreme threat to society, not to mention to the most vulnerable members of society, away from society for, well, forever. These five and six year sentences just do not cut it!

Quote:

... I still can't even get my head around the entire idea of perpetuating this kind of heinous action on a child... 7 years old for God sake, truly makes me sick and not to mention, quite violently angry.

No, neither can I. Maybe we all need to get really angry about this more often.

Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

It should be a life sentence with no chance of parole, with life meaning life, and of course put him to economically productive labour the whole time.

I have other thoughts about what to do with him too, but I'm just thinking in practical terms what government might be able to get public support for. And if a life sentence is politically unpalatable, then at leat introduce the work part of it.

I don't think the government would have any problem garnering support for life sentences for these monsters. Anything beyond that, productive work for instance, to me is just gravy. Let's get some sensible sentencing in place first!
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

No doubt... There is no amount of retribution, therapy or consolation that will ever 'take back' that nightmare for that 7 year old girl... But that being the case, maybe setting the societal bar to barbaric lows might just make some of these perverts think twice prior to victimizing another young girl.

... I still can't even get my head around the entire idea of perpetuating this kind of heinous action on a child... 7 years old for God sake, truly makes me sick and not to mention, quite violently angry.

Pretty much the same here. I know if the girl was one of mine, I'd do my best to see the guy live a long, painful, and extremely miserable life.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

I don't think the government would have any problem garnering support for life sentences for these monsters.

Hard to say. Some might argue the case for the economic cost of life-long incarceration along with other arguments against it.

Quote:

Anything beyond that, productive work for instance, to me is just gravy. Let's get some sensible sentencing in place first!

It might be gravy, but if combined with a life-long sentense, it would likely garner more political support on economic grounds.
 
petros
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Put more into preventing monsters.......
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Put more into preventing monsters.......

Howso? A life sentence could discourage some and make them think twoce about it. We already teach them in school about underage sex laws so they're well aware that it's illegal. What other recommendation?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post


?
We aren't allowed to have opinions about stuff of less severity?

Lol, of course we are.

Sheesh, a gal can't have an all fired up righteous Saturday morning rant?


Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Hard to say. Some might argue the case for the economic cost of life-long incarceration along with other arguments against it.

No doubt some would.

I'll take 'em on one at a time if I have to, lol.

Quote:

It might be gravy, but if combined with a life-long sentense, it would likely garner more political support on economic grounds.

Sure, but gotta walk before you can run right? That's all I was saying really. We have to get from 5 years to life sentences first.
 
petros
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Does limiting cash in 7-11 prevent robberies?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post

Pretty much the same here. I know if the girl was one of mine, I'd do my best to see the guy live a long, painful, and extremely miserable life.


That's what makes me so angry. The 'penalty' that is doled-out doesn't appear to have any form of similar impact on the perp as it had and will have for the rest of this girl's life.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Does limiting cash in 7-11 prevent robberies?


You're right... But maybe arming the employees to the teeth might make someone think twice
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Sure, but gotta walk before you can run right? That's all I was saying really. We have to get from 5 years to life sentences first.

It might actually be the other way around. Once we add economically productive labour, then a life sentense becomes more palatable owing to the reduced economic cost.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

It might actually be the other way around. Once we add economically productive labour, then a life sentense becomes more palatable owing to the reduced economic cost.

You know what? My only real incentive is to protect vulnerable children from those that we know are capable of violently assaulting them. So honestly, whatever the hell it takes I will get behind.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Howso? A life sentence could discourage some and make them think twoce about it. We already teach them in school about underage sex laws so they're well aware that it's illegal. What other recommendation?


Really? You're really that incapable of any real thought? Do you actually think that people like this even consider the legal ramifications of what they are doing? Give your head a shake and maybe 2 or more brain cells will connect and start to work.
 

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