At least that’s what I wish the Canadian courts and media would say. Instead we get headlines like this..
Man lured underage girls over the Internet for sex:
Man guilty of underage sex:
First off the victim in this instance was 12-years-old. Let’s call it what it is. Either child molestation or child rape. 12 is even well below the highly controversial Canadian age of consent of 14-years-old that has since been changed to 16.
28-year-old Brian Allan Cockell of Edmonton, Alberta was convicted of what we would call child molestation of a 12-year-old girl that he met through the Canadian social site Nexopia. What the Alberta court called it was ‘sexual interference’. Seriously, what the fuck is that?
Cockell groomed the girl through Nexopia, communicated with her through text messages, met the girl at an ice rink, then took the girl back to his place where he raped her. You can’t convince me it was anything but rape. This went on five more times with Cockell knowing the girl’s age.
To make matters worse his defense attorney is arguing that the two years his client spent in jail awaiting trial should be enough and that he is “no longer a danger to young people.” Are you shitting me?
If Canadian legal history is any indicator I wouldn’t be surprised if this scumbag actually did get time served.
Seriously Canada, grow a pair.
And why the hell was a 12-year-old girl on Nexopia unattended, having a cell phone and allowed to go to an ice rink by herself? Get a clue parents for the sake of your kids.
UPDATE 5/14/2012: Cockell only got 9 1/2 years along with 27 months time served. So in all total he’ll only serve a little bit more than 7 years and will probably be released early. Pathetic.
Previously I posted about how the Canadian Provinces of Ottawa and Manitoba have called for the removal of the erotic services section of craigslist in their provinces. Now the province of Alberta has also joined in the crusade. Those within the provincial government have called erotic services a “thinly veiled cover for human trafficking.”
Some have criticized Alberta for taking too long to join in the fight but the same could be said for just about any government. By my calculations the erotic services section has been around for 10 years. Why no government decided to step in until last year is beyond me but you all took too long. I’m grateful that steps are being taken to curb the tide of human trafficking online but this could have been done so much sooner and that especially includes the U.S.
Judge convicts the MySpace ‘pimp god’:
29-year-old Terry Clayton Wallace of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was convicted on pimping charges by a judge this week.
Wallace refered to himself on MySpace as ‘pimp god’ and ‘super agent’ on MySpace. He used MySpace to recruit ‘models’ where they could earn millions.
Let’s go over this again people. Real modeling agents don’t use MySpace pages. They have professionally designed websites. If they do use a MySpace I doubt their models are earning millions.
Child abandoned in cold car outside casino:
A 21-month-old boy was found locked in a car at a Calgary, Alberta casino while his 50-year-old sperm donor was off gambling.
The temperature at the time was a bitter -8C which to us non-conformist Yanks is roughly 18F. The boy was in very light clothes and a blanket blocked the car’s windows so no one could see in. Luckily a passer by heard the child screaming. The child was so upset that he vomited on himself.
The sperm donor was charged with child abandonment.
It seems that he took an even bigger gamble with his son’s well being and lost.
Thanks to Krisitin for the tip.
Facebook vigilantes identify alleged cat killers:
The Royal Canadian Kilted Facebook Vigilantes have struck once more. I made that name up by the way with heavy influence from Ren and Stimpy.
Anyway this time they’ve published the names of four teenage animal abusers…
In a case of vigilante justice, the identities of four teenage boys accused of killing a cat by putting it in a microwave oven in Camrose, Alta., were posted on a Facebook page on Sunday.
The names of the boys, who were charged with animal cruelty and other offences after allegedly breaking into a home on Dec. 29 and killing the cat, were quickly pulled from the website by police because the accused cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The names had been posted on one of several group pages condemning the boys’ actions and threatening violence, said Sgt. Tony Thomsen.
Now while I think these scumbag animal abusers should be hung by a certain body part the Canadian Facebook Vigilantes have to understand that by posting the offenders name not only are they possibly impeding the investigation but they could be getting themselves in trouble as well.
Now if I was some kind of unscrupulous person I would remind the Canadian Facebook Vigilantes that the Youth Criminal Justice Act doesn’t affect Americans.
Man pleads guilty to distributing child porn:
21-year-old Brian Johnathan Schultz of Edmonton, Alberta pleaded guilty to charges of distributing child porn. It seems that Schultz was dating a girl who was 16 and photographed their sexual exploits. The girl tried to end the relationship but Schultz couldn’t accept that. Schultz had started posting nude pictures of the girl on his Nexopia profile and was offering more for anyone who requested. When the girl contacted Nexopia the photos were pulled. Schultz then presented the girl with a diamond ring but the girl still refused. Then Schultz had set up a complete website offering photos of the girl.
Canadian law states…
The age of consent is 18 years where the sexual activity involves exploitative activity, such as prostitution, pornography or where there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency. For other sexual activity, the age of consent is 14 years.
So the sex was legal but the photos were not.
Schultz is set to be sentenced early next year.
First off I’ll probably have my man card revoked for this but ladies, don’t let your SOs take nude photos of you. Eventually they’ll find their way to the internet. Now to the guys, we’ve all been there. We’ve all had the girlfriend that we wanted back no matter the cost after we got dumped. However have some dignity and let her go. You’ll both be better off that way.
Thanks to LiLO for the tip.