Another convicted rapist sentenced to AA- Isn’t This A BAD Idea?

Apr 10, 2012 – 1 comments

A 29-year-old man will be under house arrest for a year and a half after pleading guilty to raping his first cousin.Justice Leigh Gower noted the offender’s deep remorse when giving the sentence on Friday, including the young man’s own testimony of wishing “he could take it all back.”The offender, whose identity is protected, returned to Whitehorse on his own accord in December to deal with the charge.He was an employed truck driver in the Alberta tarsands.

He pleaded guilty in territorial court on January 13 and was arrested for impaired driving at the Range Road intersection 10 days later.

The sexual assault charge was laid in December 2009.

The incident happened in August of that year, after the offender and victim, who also has her identity protected, spent a night drinking in Whitehorse.

Both were drunk and took a taxi to an apartment owned by their aunt.

After it appears they broke into the apartment, the victim fell asleep, said Gower in his decision.

“(She) awoke to find her jeans had been removed and the zipper had been broken. The offender was holding her down and having sexual intercourse with her. The victim was crying and repeatedly told the offender to stop, but he continued going “harder” (to use the victim’s description), causing her pain. Eventually, the victim passed out.”

The sentencing of 18-months house arrest and two years probation includes the conditions the offender cannot have contact with the victim and he must regularly attend Alcoholic Anonymous meetings.

Gower noted the man’s dysfunctional upbringing, surrounded by his family of residential school survivors who suffered from alcoholism in Old Crow.

Despite that upbringing, the offender graduated high school, achieved numerous industrial work certificates and has been “more or less consistently employed from then until now,” said Gower, who wished him the best in his future on Friday.

http://yukon-news.com/news/22540/

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5 thoughts on “Another convicted rapist sentenced to AA- Isn’t This A BAD Idea?

  1. panda 2 . this is just horrific. And we are doing what we can to get the word out. Its absolutely absurd it i still going on after 37 years. I heard from a Board member it has been going on for 75 years, but they have kept it quiet, now with the internet, the cat out of the bag. Like the Arab spring on FACEBOOK…..we can have the outing of AA spring on Twitter or anti stepper blogs !

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  2. @ Keeper of the birds..I was threatened with being strangled by my sociopathic nutso bf in AA and lots of other horrendous stuff..I hear you, PLEASE email or contact the moderator and I will talk with you and validate the insanity of these people in there. We CAN SUE THEM! I am working on it as well as Massive who is the Moderator and has a suit with the Parents of Karla Brada, look over the site..we are here and there are lots more resources than you think available…please stay in touch and talk with us, hugs and lots of love.

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  3. OMFG!!!…my only son was murdered by his sponsor that was court ordered to aa rooms then went on the run and learned to hide out in the rooms hunting new victims…….this man was my son’s sponsor from age 14 to 21 when he murdered my son….WHY ARE YOU STILL COURT ORDERING FOLKS THAT ARE KNOWN FOR VIOLENT CRIMES TO PUBLIC UNSUPERVISED AA ROOMS? WHEN WE HAVE NO RECOURSE WHEN PEOPLE END UP DEAD? WE CAN’T EVEN SUE AA AND MAKE THEM RESPONSIBLE…MAYBE WE NEED TO SUE THE COURTS ORDERING KNOWN VIOLENT FELONS INTO A PUBLIC SETTING THAT IRONICALLY HAS BEEN DEEMED BY THE COURTS AS RELIGIOUS SO IT IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT IF THAT’S THE CASE.

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    1. Hi Keeper Of The Birds, In time I think with all our efforts things will change. We do need more help though to get the word out. Thanks for telling your story. I am so sorry for your loss of your son. Your story is a prime example why courts need to stop mandating criminals and AA/NA needs to stop inviting them. If they want to help them then they should have deifferent meetings just for that.

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