Curtis Thompson – Repeat Sex Offender – Cowardly rapist won’t face the jury

Thompson was first convicted of rape in 1988, after a jury found he had attacked four Seattle women in a manner similar to that he used against M. He served 18 years of a 25-year sentence before being released in 2003.

At the time, prosecutors fought in court to have Thompson confined through a state program for sexually violent predators. A jury disagreed, voting to release Thompson into the community.

More than four years after she unwillingly joined the group of women raped by Curtis Thompson, a Seattle woman attacked during the convicted sex offender’s violent 2004 spree got the news she’d been waiting for Friday.

After deliberating for little more than three hours, 12 King County jurors returned unanimous guilty verdicts in all three counts against Thompson. Though he already faces a mandatory life sentence in a later attack, the conviction further ensures Thompson will never be released from prison.

“Everybody has been waiting for this for four years,” said the woman, who asked to be referred to publicly only as M.

At trial, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole led jurors through Thompson’s attack on M. It began with the towering sex offender breaking into her Eastlake apartment. He raped her for hours as she fought him, then doused her with bleach to hide his crime and stole her car.

Through the two-week trial, M looked on from the gallery as an often-petulant Thompson glared at jurors and berated his own attorney. She was often joined by others attacked by Thompson, including several of the four women he was convicted of raping in 1985.

“I already fought him then, so this is just follow-through,” M said after the verdict. “It was good to see him over there, sweating. … You could just see the anger.”

Thompson was first convicted of rape in 1988, after a jury found he had attacked four Seattle women in a manner similar to that he used against M. He served 18 years of a 25-year sentence before being released in 2003.

At the time, prosecutors fought in court to have Thompson confined through a state program for sexually violent predators. A jury disagreed, voting to release Thompson into the community.

Less than a year later, on the night of Aug. 17, 2004, Thompson attacked M. One week after that, prosecutors say, Thompson killed Ravenna neighborhood resident Deborah Byars before being arrested during an attack on two young women at a University District apartment building.

Thompson has been charged with first-degree murder in Byars’ death. He is expected to stand trial on that charge later this year.

A separate jury previously convicted Thompson in the U District attack, finding him guilty of 10 counts. Though he has not yet been sentenced, Thompson likely will receive a life sentence in that attack under the state’s two-strikes law for violent sex crimes.

As he has previously, Thompson refused to return to the courtroom Friday to hear the jury’s verdict. Asked to explain his client’s refusal, defense attorney John Hicks said it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to comment on Thompson before adding, in candor, that he had “no idea.”

To O’Toole, who has led the prosecution in all three cases, Thompson’s actions reflected the 49-year-old’s refusal to own up to his actions.

“He’s a man who has avoided accountability and responsibility his whole life,” O’Toole said. “He doesn’t have the strength to face the jury.”

Thompson is set to be sentenced in mid-March.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Duane Gene Elliott – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted at Library

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted
male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17,
by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia.
He was convicted of these offenses in

1981,
1989,
1990,
and 2004.

A 54-year-old level II registered sex offender has been charged with possession of pornographic work involving a minor for allegedly looking at child pornography at a public library in Minneapolis.

On Nov. 25, 2008, Minneapolis police officers were called to the public library on Nicollet Ave. S. on reports that a patron was viewing child pornography on the public computers.

The suspect had been looking at images appearing to be two adolescent boys engaged in a sex act, the criminal complaint says.

The suspect told police he used the computer to search for and view pornography, using a screen with the tagline “Nude boys hard on.”

The suspect was identified as Duane Gene Elliott, 54.

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17, by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia. He was convicted of these offenses in 1981, 1989, 1990, and 2004.

Elliot has been charged with felony possession of pornographic work involving a minor, a maximum penalty of which is 5 years and/or a $5,000 fine, to be released upon condition.


“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Thomas Edwin Russell – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile Predator

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator”

“He never showed any remorse”

A 53-year-old registered sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of pre-teenage girls and terroristic threatening.

Thomas Edwin Russell, 53, of Springdale was sentenced to a total of 65 years – 35 years in the Department of Correction and 30 years suspended. He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of terroristic threatening. Russell was charged Nov. 21 with eight counts of rape and five counts of terroristic threatening. He is accused of raping pre-teenage girls between April 2006 and November 2007. He is also accused of threatening to kill a victim if she told anyone what he did.

Russell agreed to the negotiated plea after 4th Judicial Circuit Judge William Storey ruled last week that Russell’s previous conviction and an allegation of sexual assault could be presented as evidence at trial.

Russell was convicted in 1985 of the sexual assault of a 9-yearold girl in Washington County. Russell was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for the crime.

After his release from prison in 1999, Russell was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Camden in 2000. This case was not prosecuted at the request of the victim’s family, but the victim’s testimony at a revocation hearing sent Russell back to prison on a probation violation, Chreea Stanimirovic, 4 th Judicial District deputy prosecutor, said.

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator,” Stanimirovic said.

During sentencing, he never showed any remorse, even when the victim read her impact statement, she said.

“He never said he was sorry,” she said. “He never said anything.”

Russell was sentenced under a statue that typically requires convicted sex offenders to serve their entire sentence if they are convicted of a new offense, Stanimirovic said.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Thomas Edwin Russell – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile Predator

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator”

“He never showed any remorse”

A 53-year-old registered sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of pre-teenage girls and terroristic threatening.

Thomas Edwin Russell, 53, of Springdale was sentenced to a total of 65 years – 35 years in the Department of Correction and 30 years suspended. He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of terroristic threatening. Russell was charged Nov. 21 with eight counts of rape and five counts of terroristic threatening. He is accused of raping pre-teenage girls between April 2006 and November 2007. He is also accused of threatening to kill a victim if she told anyone what he did.

Russell agreed to the negotiated plea after 4th Judicial Circuit Judge William Storey ruled last week that Russell’s previous conviction and an allegation of sexual assault could be presented as evidence at trial.

Russell was convicted in 1985 of the sexual assault of a 9-yearold girl in Washington County. Russell was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for the crime.

After his release from prison in 1999, Russell was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Camden in 2000. This case was not prosecuted at the request of the victim’s family, but the victim’s testimony at a revocation hearing sent Russell back to prison on a probation violation, Chreea Stanimirovic, 4 th Judicial District deputy prosecutor, said.

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator,” Stanimirovic said.

During sentencing, he never showed any remorse, even when the victim read her impact statement, she said.

“He never said he was sorry,” she said. “He never said anything.”

Russell was sentenced under a statue that typically requires convicted sex offenders to serve their entire sentence if they are convicted of a new offense, Stanimirovic said.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Thomas Edwin Russell – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile Predator

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator”

“He never showed any remorse”

A 53-year-old registered sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of pre-teenage girls and terroristic threatening.

Thomas Edwin Russell, 53, of Springdale was sentenced to a total of 65 years – 35 years in the Department of Correction and 30 years suspended. He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of terroristic threatening. Russell was charged Nov. 21 with eight counts of rape and five counts of terroristic threatening. He is accused of raping pre-teenage girls between April 2006 and November 2007. He is also accused of threatening to kill a victim if she told anyone what he did.

Russell agreed to the negotiated plea after 4th Judicial Circuit Judge William Storey ruled last week that Russell’s previous conviction and an allegation of sexual assault could be presented as evidence at trial.

Russell was convicted in 1985 of the sexual assault of a 9-yearold girl in Washington County. Russell was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for the crime.

After his release from prison in 1999, Russell was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Camden in 2000. This case was not prosecuted at the request of the victim’s family, but the victim’s testimony at a revocation hearing sent Russell back to prison on a probation violation, Chreea Stanimirovic, 4 th Judicial District deputy prosecutor, said.

“This guy is a true pedophile – a true predator,” Stanimirovic said.

During sentencing, he never showed any remorse, even when the victim read her impact statement, she said.

“He never said he was sorry,” she said. “He never said anything.”

Russell was sentenced under a statue that typically requires convicted sex offenders to serve their entire sentence if they are convicted of a new offense, Stanimirovic said.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Ivy Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrested for the 59th time

Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

Sandy Banning has been waiting six years for Florida lawmakers to start protecting frail elders in nursing homes from known sexual predators.

The state Legislature considered legislation this past spring to require criminal background checks of all prospective nursing-home residents, and to deny admission to anybody with a history of sexual offenses or other violent crimes.

She will push again for the bill next year and Wednesday she is in Washington, D.C., testifying before the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. The committee is examining the problem of sexual predators and offenders living side-by-side with elders and people with dementia in nursing homes.

“I’m mad. I’m mad because nothing has been done,” Banning, of Jacksonville, said.

Banning’s 77-year-old mother, Virginia Thurston, was a resident in a Jacksonville nursing home in 2002 when a sexual offender who had been arrested 58 times was placed in the home by a district court judge. A judge placed an 83-year-old man, Ivy Edwards, a repeat sex offender, in the nursing home. Edwards was believed to be wheel-chair bound.

The evening of July 23, 2002, he wheeled into Thurston’s unlocked room and used his cane to prevent anybody from being able to come in the room.

By a fluke, a nurse and a trainee were making rounds, found the locked door and entered from the next room that shared a bathroom with Thurston’s room. They discovered the man in her bed.

Banning initially was told nothing seemed to have happened. The next day, a social worker said her mother, who suffered from dementia, had been sexually assaulted. Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

“She didn’t remember,” Banning said, who had to tell her mother what happened. “I had to take her to be examined and watch her cry.”

Nobody in the nursing home knew of the man’s history because his sexual crimes had occurred before sexual predator registration laws.

But without mandatory background checks before anyone is admitted to a nursing home in Florida, nobody knows how many sexual predators are living in nursing homes, said Wes Bledsoe, founder of the non-profit organization A Perfect Cause. His grandmother died after being victimized in an Oklahoma City nursing home in 2000. He formed the group to crusade for protecting the nation’s frail elders in long-term care facilities from sexual offenders.

Bledsoe has been pushing for state laws and federal legislation for required background checks and separate nursing homes for sexual offenders.

His research of the Medicare database and state registries for sexual offenders found 1,600 registered sex offenders were living in nursing homes in the United States. That figure, which includes 60 murders, is believed to be an underestimate because it does not include non-registered offenders who are high risk, parolees and assaults occurring inside facilities that go unreported. His research involved data from 2002 through 2006.

The state of Oklahoma passed legislation in June requiring background checks and a separate nursing home for sex offenders. The state is planning to hire a private entity to build and manage an offenders’ nursing home, Bledsoe said. Oklahoma plans to start with one facility to serve the state.

“My hope is Florida will follow Oklahoma’s lead and not just look at background checks but also separate and secure facilities,” he said.

Florida Sen. Durell Peaden Jr., R-Crestview, had co-sponsored the bill in Florida that would require background checks of all nursing home residents, which was passed by the Senate but failed in the House.

“The House will be put on notice to pass this,” Peaden said of next year’s session when he and co-sponsors will bring the Florida bill back next session. “We have to make ours more stringent. They have got to be separated.”

What it costs for the background checks and to provide a separate facility should not be a factor because the government owes it to the families of vulnerable nursing-home residents to make sure they are safe, Peaden said.

Banning is retiring later this month and said she is dedicating her time to making sure a law gets passed in Florida.

Ironically, her testimony Wednesday before the House subcommittee comes six years to the date of her mother’s assault. Her mother has since passed away.

“Families have a right to know,” she said. “(My mother’s assault) could have been prevented. I am not going to stop until there is a change.”

The purpose of the hearing is to investigate the size and scope of the problem and what role the federal government might play to stop it, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., said in a statement about organizing the hearing.

“The rare case of sexual assault and abuse that have been documented in these facilities are particularly abhorrent,” she said. “I look forward to working with our nursing homes to guarantee the kind of safe environment that our seniors and their families deserve.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Ivy Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrested for the 59th time

Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

Sandy Banning has been waiting six years for Florida lawmakers to start protecting frail elders in nursing homes from known sexual predators.

The state Legislature considered legislation this past spring to require criminal background checks of all prospective nursing-home residents, and to deny admission to anybody with a history of sexual offenses or other violent crimes.

She will push again for the bill next year and Wednesday she is in Washington, D.C., testifying before the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. The committee is examining the problem of sexual predators and offenders living side-by-side with elders and people with dementia in nursing homes.

“I’m mad. I’m mad because nothing has been done,” Banning, of Jacksonville, said.

Banning’s 77-year-old mother, Virginia Thurston, was a resident in a Jacksonville nursing home in 2002 when a sexual offender who had been arrested 58 times was placed in the home by a district court judge. A judge placed an 83-year-old man, Ivy Edwards, a repeat sex offender, in the nursing home. Edwards was believed to be wheel-chair bound.

The evening of July 23, 2002, he wheeled into Thurston’s unlocked room and used his cane to prevent anybody from being able to come in the room.

By a fluke, a nurse and a trainee were making rounds, found the locked door and entered from the next room that shared a bathroom with Thurston’s room. They discovered the man in her bed.

Banning initially was told nothing seemed to have happened. The next day, a social worker said her mother, who suffered from dementia, had been sexually assaulted. Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

“She didn’t remember,” Banning said, who had to tell her mother what happened. “I had to take her to be examined and watch her cry.”

Nobody in the nursing home knew of the man’s history because his sexual crimes had occurred before sexual predator registration laws.

But without mandatory background checks before anyone is admitted to a nursing home in Florida, nobody knows how many sexual predators are living in nursing homes, said Wes Bledsoe, founder of the non-profit organization A Perfect Cause. His grandmother died after being victimized in an Oklahoma City nursing home in 2000. He formed the group to crusade for protecting the nation’s frail elders in long-term care facilities from sexual offenders.

Bledsoe has been pushing for state laws and federal legislation for required background checks and separate nursing homes for sexual offenders.

His research of the Medicare database and state registries for sexual offenders found 1,600 registered sex offenders were living in nursing homes in the United States. That figure, which includes 60 murders, is believed to be an underestimate because it does not include non-registered offenders who are high risk, parolees and assaults occurring inside facilities that go unreported. His research involved data from 2002 through 2006.

The state of Oklahoma passed legislation in June requiring background checks and a separate nursing home for sex offenders. The state is planning to hire a private entity to build and manage an offenders’ nursing home, Bledsoe said. Oklahoma plans to start with one facility to serve the state.

“My hope is Florida will follow Oklahoma’s lead and not just look at background checks but also separate and secure facilities,” he said.

Florida Sen. Durell Peaden Jr., R-Crestview, had co-sponsored the bill in Florida that would require background checks of all nursing home residents, which was passed by the Senate but failed in the House.

“The House will be put on notice to pass this,” Peaden said of next year’s session when he and co-sponsors will bring the Florida bill back next session. “We have to make ours more stringent. They have got to be separated.”

What it costs for the background checks and to provide a separate facility should not be a factor because the government owes it to the families of vulnerable nursing-home residents to make sure they are safe, Peaden said.

Banning is retiring later this month and said she is dedicating her time to making sure a law gets passed in Florida.

Ironically, her testimony Wednesday before the House subcommittee comes six years to the date of her mother’s assault. Her mother has since passed away.

“Families have a right to know,” she said. “(My mother’s assault) could have been prevented. I am not going to stop until there is a change.”

The purpose of the hearing is to investigate the size and scope of the problem and what role the federal government might play to stop it, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., said in a statement about organizing the hearing.

“The rare case of sexual assault and abuse that have been documented in these facilities are particularly abhorrent,” she said. “I look forward to working with our nursing homes to guarantee the kind of safe environment that our seniors and their families deserve.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Ivy Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrested for the 59th time

Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

Sandy Banning has been waiting six years for Florida lawmakers to start protecting frail elders in nursing homes from known sexual predators.

The state Legislature considered legislation this past spring to require criminal background checks of all prospective nursing-home residents, and to deny admission to anybody with a history of sexual offenses or other violent crimes.

She will push again for the bill next year and Wednesday she is in Washington, D.C., testifying before the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. The committee is examining the problem of sexual predators and offenders living side-by-side with elders and people with dementia in nursing homes.

“I’m mad. I’m mad because nothing has been done,” Banning, of Jacksonville, said.

Banning’s 77-year-old mother, Virginia Thurston, was a resident in a Jacksonville nursing home in 2002 when a sexual offender who had been arrested 58 times was placed in the home by a district court judge. A judge placed an 83-year-old man, Ivy Edwards, a repeat sex offender, in the nursing home. Edwards was believed to be wheel-chair bound.

The evening of July 23, 2002, he wheeled into Thurston’s unlocked room and used his cane to prevent anybody from being able to come in the room.

By a fluke, a nurse and a trainee were making rounds, found the locked door and entered from the next room that shared a bathroom with Thurston’s room. They discovered the man in her bed.

Banning initially was told nothing seemed to have happened. The next day, a social worker said her mother, who suffered from dementia, had been sexually assaulted. Edwards was arrested for the 59th time.

“She didn’t remember,” Banning said, who had to tell her mother what happened. “I had to take her to be examined and watch her cry.”

Nobody in the nursing home knew of the man’s history because his sexual crimes had occurred before sexual predator registration laws.

But without mandatory background checks before anyone is admitted to a nursing home in Florida, nobody knows how many sexual predators are living in nursing homes, said Wes Bledsoe, founder of the non-profit organization A Perfect Cause. His grandmother died after being victimized in an Oklahoma City nursing home in 2000. He formed the group to crusade for protecting the nation’s frail elders in long-term care facilities from sexual offenders.

Bledsoe has been pushing for state laws and federal legislation for required background checks and separate nursing homes for sexual offenders.

His research of the Medicare database and state registries for sexual offenders found 1,600 registered sex offenders were living in nursing homes in the United States. That figure, which includes 60 murders, is believed to be an underestimate because it does not include non-registered offenders who are high risk, parolees and assaults occurring inside facilities that go unreported. His research involved data from 2002 through 2006.

The state of Oklahoma passed legislation in June requiring background checks and a separate nursing home for sex offenders. The state is planning to hire a private entity to build and manage an offenders’ nursing home, Bledsoe said. Oklahoma plans to start with one facility to serve the state.

“My hope is Florida will follow Oklahoma’s lead and not just look at background checks but also separate and secure facilities,” he said.

Florida Sen. Durell Peaden Jr., R-Crestview, had co-sponsored the bill in Florida that would require background checks of all nursing home residents, which was passed by the Senate but failed in the House.

“The House will be put on notice to pass this,” Peaden said of next year’s session when he and co-sponsors will bring the Florida bill back next session. “We have to make ours more stringent. They have got to be separated.”

What it costs for the background checks and to provide a separate facility should not be a factor because the government owes it to the families of vulnerable nursing-home residents to make sure they are safe, Peaden said.

Banning is retiring later this month and said she is dedicating her time to making sure a law gets passed in Florida.

Ironically, her testimony Wednesday before the House subcommittee comes six years to the date of her mother’s assault. Her mother has since passed away.

“Families have a right to know,” she said. “(My mother’s assault) could have been prevented. I am not going to stop until there is a change.”

The purpose of the hearing is to investigate the size and scope of the problem and what role the federal government might play to stop it, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., said in a statement about organizing the hearing.

“The rare case of sexual assault and abuse that have been documented in these facilities are particularly abhorrent,” she said. “I look forward to working with our nursing homes to guarantee the kind of safe environment that our seniors and their families deserve.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Curtis Lon Canada – Repeat Sex Offender – Committed to Coalinga

Canada has been convicted of violent sex crimes three times in 22 years. Each crime involved forcing or attempts to force male victims, one of them a teen, into sex acts


A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge has ordered a Tracy man committed into the state’s custody after a jury Monday found him to be a sexually violent predator.

Curtis Canada, 42, is being sent to the Coalinga State Hospital for an indeterminate term for the appropriate treatment and confinement, which is subject to annual review by the director of mental health, according to court documents.

He has been convicted of violent sexual crimes three times since 1986.

Deputy District Attorney Victoria Boyett, who prosecuted the case, said the jury did the right thing.

“It’s unfortunate, but due to his mental disorder, he’s very dangerous to the community,” Boyett said. “He needs to be in a secure facility to protect people.”

In separate evaluation summaries through a pair of clinical psychologists last year, Canada was deemed to meet the criteria as a sexually violent predator. In two separate documents, he was diagnosed as having paraphillia, a sexual attraction of an unusual or pathological nature, and sexual sadism.

Boyett said Canada will have the opportunity to participate in an “intense” sexual offender program to help him work though some of his issues with a goal of being granted a supervised release.

“We just don’t want any more re-offenses,” she said. “It’s not punishing someone twice for the same thing; its a matter due to his mental illness. We don’t need more victims.”

Canada has spent the past 22 years in and out of prison for committing three violent sex crimes.

In 1986, he pleaded guilty to forcing a Tracy teenager to perform oral sex on him and was sentenced to two years in prison, according to court documents.

Less than a year after his release, a jury convicted him of assault with intent to commit sodomy after beating a man. He was sent to prison for seven years, court documents show.

In 2000, Canada pleaded guilty to forcible oral copulation and was given a nine-year prison sentence, but was eligible for parole in 2007, according to court documents.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Curtis Lon Canada – Repeat Sex Offender – Committed to Coalinga

Canada has been convicted of violent sex crimes three times in 22 years. Each crime involved forcing or attempts to force male victims, one of them a teen, into sex acts


A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge has ordered a Tracy man committed into the state’s custody after a jury Monday found him to be a sexually violent predator.

Curtis Canada, 42, is being sent to the Coalinga State Hospital for an indeterminate term for the appropriate treatment and confinement, which is subject to annual review by the director of mental health, according to court documents.

He has been convicted of violent sexual crimes three times since 1986.

Deputy District Attorney Victoria Boyett, who prosecuted the case, said the jury did the right thing.

“It’s unfortunate, but due to his mental disorder, he’s very dangerous to the community,” Boyett said. “He needs to be in a secure facility to protect people.”

In separate evaluation summaries through a pair of clinical psychologists last year, Canada was deemed to meet the criteria as a sexually violent predator. In two separate documents, he was diagnosed as having paraphillia, a sexual attraction of an unusual or pathological nature, and sexual sadism.

Boyett said Canada will have the opportunity to participate in an “intense” sexual offender program to help him work though some of his issues with a goal of being granted a supervised release.

“We just don’t want any more re-offenses,” she said. “It’s not punishing someone twice for the same thing; its a matter due to his mental illness. We don’t need more victims.”

Canada has spent the past 22 years in and out of prison for committing three violent sex crimes.

In 1986, he pleaded guilty to forcing a Tracy teenager to perform oral sex on him and was sentenced to two years in prison, according to court documents.

Less than a year after his release, a jury convicted him of assault with intent to commit sodomy after beating a man. He was sent to prison for seven years, court documents show.

In 2000, Canada pleaded guilty to forcible oral copulation and was given a nine-year prison sentence, but was eligible for parole in 2007, according to court documents.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte