Man declared long-term offender

A pedophile whose victims included his young adopted daughter and two nieces was declared a long-term offender in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Friday.

A pedophile whose victims included his young adopted daughter and two nieces was declared a long-term offender in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Friday.

Justice Andrea Moen sentenced the 53-year-old former Red Deer man to six years and eight months in prison, of which he has four years remaining. Moen also ordered that the man be supervised by Corrections Canada for 10 years after his release. He can’t be named to protect the identify of his victims.

The man was also given a lifetime prohibition from going into any school, playground, pool or community centre where youngsters are likely to be found. He also can’t volunteer or take a job where he is in a position of trust over children younger than 14. A lifetime prohibition prevents him from using computers to contact any youngsters.

The man’s name will be entered on a sexual offender registry for 20 years. He must provide a DNA sample for a national databank.

In April, the man admitted sexually abusing four girls between 1995 and 2005. He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation while being in a position of trust.

During a two-day hearing last month, the court heard the man began his predatory and opportunistic sexual offences against children when he was in teens.

Between 1995 and 1997 he sexually abused his daughter and he did it again a number of years later, ending around September 2005 when she was older than 14. He also sexually abused girls between six and eight years old. Offences occurred in Springbrook and Innisfail.

The crimes came to light in 2007 when the man sought psychiatric help in Ontario.

Moen expressed concerns that the man would pose a threat unless he sought specialized sexual offender treatment and took drugs to suppress his sexual drive.

“I believe you will need structure and control in the community for as long as it is possible to ensure you will not reoffend, at least during the long-term offender period,” said Moen.

The man has been diagnosed with pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism involving women’s lingerie, and is prone to deviant sexual arousal. He also has depressive and personality disorders and has abused alcohol and drugs.

Moen said she can only make recommendations on the man’s future treatment and it is up to Corrections Canada to determine what happens to the prisoner.

The man is also prohibited from owning weapons for 10 years, and prohibited weapons for life.

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