Joshua Innes gets less than a slap on the wrist

Montreal man who used Net to lure girls gets parole:

First the recap on who Joshua Innes is…

To refresh your memory Innes, from Montreal, used the social site Nexopia to threaten and blackmail underage girls into stripping in cam for him by posing as a 16-year-old girl named Nicky.

He was also found to be in possession of copious amounts of child porn. He was sentenced to 9 years which he served almost none of before being given parole.

Now he’s been given even better parole. For him, not for the public.

He’ll have to tell future girlfriends about his crime and he won’t be allowed in the company of juveniles without being in the company of an adult who knows of his criminal history.

The Canadian courts decided that Innes was acceptable for accelerated parole since his offenses weren’t considered violent.

Don’t be surprised if his next offense is.

Joshua Innes paroled

Online sex predator paroled:

The last time I posted about Joshua Innes was almost a year ago when he was sentenced to nine years behind bars.

To refresh your memory Innes, from Montreal, used the social site Nexopia to threaten and blackmail underage girls into stripping in cam for him by posing as a 16-year-old girl named Nicky.

When he was sentenced I bemoaned the fact that 9 years wasn’t enough for a predatiry scumbag like Innes. As it turns out the Canadian system thought not even a year was too much.

Innes has been paroled by the National Parole Board even though his own case managers were against it.

In a decision released Friday, the board said Innes made progress in his treatment program and demonstrates “insight and understanding” about what led to his crimes.

“While you were offending you were leading a double life and found your Internet involvement both intoxicating and addictive,” the board wrote. “While you have yet to deal with the addictive aspect of your criminal behaviour, your double life has been exposed.”

Innes will be a registered sex offender and can not be on the internet while on parole.

You know, we had a case recently here in the states where a sexual predator allegedly completed a state program and was deemed fit to return to society. His name was Michael Jacques and he allegedly kidnapped his own niece and possibly had a hand in her death.

Now you have your own Michael Jacques Canada. Congratulations.

Joshua Innes sentenced.

Nine years:

I originally posted about Joshua Innes here. He’s the 25-year-old creep from Montreal who blackmailed underage girls into stripping for him using the Canadian social site Nexopia.

He was sentenced to 9 years behind bars by an Edmonton judge.

Provincial court Judge James Wheatley said Joshua Innes’ crimes are “unprecedented” and that other predators must be deterred from following suit.

I don’t think a nine-year sentence is going to be enough to discourage these kinds of predators.

Joshua Innes

Man guilty of luring teens over Internet:

25-year-old Joshua Innes of Montreal pleaded guilty to charges of luring a child under 18 on the Internet, extortion, and distributing child pornography.

Court heard in an agreed statement of facts that Innes posed as a 16-year-old girl named Nicky from Calgary on the popular social networking site Nexopia.

Innes began exchanging messages with the Edmonton girl, complimenting her and eventually turned the topic toward sex.

He sent her a video that showed a teenage girl performing a sex act which the victim believed was Nicky.

After persistent coaxing, the girl took off her clothes and performed sexual acts in front of her web camera, which Innes recorded in Montreal on his computer.

About a week later, “Nicky” asked the girl what was the worst thing she’s ever done. She said she once talked about a friend behind her back and asked Nicky the same question. He replied, “I pretended to be a 16-year-old girl on the Internet.”

Innes then demanded she perform more sex acts for the webcam or he would upload the video on the web and send it to people listed as friends on her Nexopia profile.

The victim told a friend who alerted her parents, who called police.

When an Edmonton police officer, Det. Randy Wickens, posed online as the victim, Innes aggressively demanded the girl perform again or he would send out the video.

Innes was arrested in his home where he lived with his parents.

Sentencing will take place in August.