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'Evil' B.C. man serving time for sex assaults also sentenced for hitting stepson

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A British Columbia man who was once described by a judge as "evil incarnate" and is already serving a lengthy prison term for sexually assaulting his stepdaughters has been sentenced for strapping his stepson nearly every day for six years. The man, whose name cannot be published, pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon for hitting his stepson with a ruler and a wooden spoon starting when he was seven and lasting until he was 13. WARNING: CONTENTS MAY DISTURB SOME READERS.

Sex tourism still thrives in Asia, while sex offender appears in B.C. court

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - As dusk falls and lights flick on amongst a hodgepodge of restaurants, nail salons and dance clubs overlooking this Cambodian capital's waterfront, tuk-tuk taxis whisk past a reality that emerges nightly in the shadows along the street. "In the dark, that's where the guys will come to groom. Like there," says Brian McConaghy, beckoning behind him at two men in creased floral prints, sandals and berets. "Unpleasant sight. Those kind of guys creep me right out.”

Court rules disclosing info of select sex offenders constitutional

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- The Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the current law that mandates the disclosure of personal information of convicted sex offenders whose victims were minors is constitutional. In a 7-2 vote, the court dismissed a petition filed by two convicted sex offenders against a clause of the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles from Sexual Abuse.

Sex offender who fled Canada to Seattle registers near downtown preschool

SEATTLE - A sex offender who caused school closures before he fled Canada now lives a block away from a preschool in Seattle, police records show. Michael Sean Stanley cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Canada earlier this month. Canadian officials issued a public alert describing Stanley as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk. Unconfirmed sightings of the Edmonton man led schools in several west-central Saskatchewan communities to lock their doors and keep children inside.

Edmonton police say missing sex offender Michael Sean Stanley located in U.S.

EDMONTON - Edmonton police say a violent, high-risk sex offender who has been missing for more than a week has been located in the United States, but he can't be arrested because he's not wanted on any charges south of the border. Edmonton Det. Chris Hayduk said U.S. border officials were warned that Michael Sean Stanley might try to cross into their country, but Stanley still managed to make it through at Blaine, Wash., south of Vancouver, on Monday night. "We have no authority to go get him," Hayduk said.

Lethbridge police say high-risk offender no longer in their community

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A violent, high-risk sex offender who has managed to elude police for more than a week appears to be on the move again. Lethbridge police issued a news release Wednesday saying they are satisfied Michael Sean Stanley, 48, is no longer in their area. Stanley has been the subject of a Canada-wide search since cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Oct. 1 in Lloydminster, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary. Stanley has a long history of sexual offences against women and children.

Child abductor Randall Hopley high risk to reoffend if released: psychiatrist

CRANBROOK, B.C. - A convicted child abductor's past behaviour, not what he says now, points to a man who's a high risk to reoffend if he's released from prison, a forensic psychiatrist has told a sentencing hearing. Dr. Emlene Murphy interviewed Randall Hopley and tested him a year ago after the Crown announced it was proceeding with a dangerous offender application against him. Murphy said she reviewed a series of reports done on Hopley, 47, starting from the time he was 15, when he sexually assaulted young children while he was living in foster a foster home.

Child sex offenders receive average jail term of 3.84 yrs: lawmaker

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Yonhap) -- Child sex offenders were sentenced to an average of 3.84 years in prison last year, a lawmaker said Friday, calling for stronger punishment for the crime. Last year, a total of 448 people sexually abused children under the age of 13, Rep. Seo Young-kyo of the main opposition Democratic Party said, citing data from the Supreme Court. Seo serves on the parliamentary legislative and judiciary committee. The average jail term for those sex offenders was 3.84 years, up slightly from 3.46 years in 2010 and 3.7 years in 2011, she said.

Sex offenders will need to notify authorities before leaving Canada

RICHMOND, B.C. - Convicted sex offenders planning to travel outside the country will have to alert Canadian authorities before they leave and Canadian officials may, in turn, warn destination countries under proposed changes announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday. Harper also promised a national, online database accessible to the public listing the names of high-risk child sex offenders, to replace a patchwork of existing databases.

Swiss rapist snared on Polish border after Geneva murder

A Swiss-French rapist suspected of killing his therapist during a day release trip in Geneva was on Sunday snared in Poland after a four-day manhunt, prosecutors said. "Polish police carried out an operation after receiving information that enabled the location of the suspected murderer," Geneva's prosecutor's office said in a statement.
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