Many years ago I saw a TV interview showing only the back of a man serving prison time for raping children.  He said the average rapist had 60 victims in his lifetime…………………………………sixty.

When a man is released into society who is deemed a ‘high risk to reoffend’, whose little boy or girl will be the next victim?

How can you teach little children to protect themselves against men who are physically and mentally able to overpower them?

Sex offender James Conway’s move into Abbotsford upsets neighbours

‘I don’t let the kids run in the front yard much any more,’ says one concerned mother

CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:11 AM PT Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 5:06 PM PT

Residents in an Abbotsford, B.C. neighbourhood are upset James Conway, a 40-year-old sex offender, has moved into their community. (Abbotsford police) Abbotsford police are cautioning residents against resorting to vigilantism as they protest the arrival of convicted sex offender, James Conway, into their B.C. neighbourhood.

Const. Ian MacDonald told CBC News that, while he understands the position of residents, police cannot condone actions such as the public posting of Conway’s address on signs on local streets.

“I believe their intention is to pressure him, or to pressure others, to have him removed from the neighbourhood, but obviously there could be unintended consequences…damage to the property, or threats made to persons on the property, or take things even [further].”

Conway, 40, has been convicted three times for sexual offences perpetrated against children. He also has other convictions for arson, mischief and violating the terms of his release.

Kim Iverson says since she found out a convicted sex offender moved in across the street, she’s been keeping a close eye on the neighbourhood. She said she’s seen Conway sitting on his patio which faces her front yard.

“I don’t let the kids run in the front yard much anymore,” she said. “There’s just an unsettling feeling knowing that he’s there. It’s scary.”

Conway was released earlier this year with a long list of court-ordered conditions, including round-the-clock monitoring, and moved to Abbotsford at the beginning of the month.

Micheal Vonn, a lawyer with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said it’s important to remember that people who have been released from prison have a right to rejoin a community.

“At some point we need to, if we’re going to create public safety, have a successful reintegration,” she said.

But that reintegration shouldn’t happen in family-friendly neighbourhoods, said another upset resident Cherry Groves. She has written a letter in protest to Abbotsford’s mayor and police chief as well as B.C.’s justice minister.

“He’s in the wrong place. You don’t put a repeat offender on a street with young kids,” she said. “There are three of four families living on the street with young girls and there he is right in the midst.”

Some of the upset residents plan to hold a rally against Conway on Aug. 23.

“We want him to move. We want him to feel uncomfortable and we want him to know he’s not welcome in our neighbourhood,” said Iverson.

Conway was also the subject of a public notice from Delta police in April when he moved to that community.

According to B.C. Corrections, Conway has “maintained a versatile pattern of sexual offending against female children in a predatory and opportunistic manner.”

Conway was released in February but was taken back into custody after allegedly violating the terms of his release by sitting next to a teenage girl on a TransLink bus.

Conway’s court-ordered conditions

The City of Abbotsford does not have an official position on Conway, said deputy mayor Patricia Ross.

“Personally I share the concerns of the community, but ultimately this is B.C. Corrections’ call,” she said. “Unfortunately the city’s involvement is very limited.”

In the meantime, police say their focus is ensuring Conway adheres to his many conditions.

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With files from Stephanie Mercier and Jesse Johnston

LINDA GIBBONS, a woman of rare courage and conviction has spent at least ten years in prison for peacefully protesting outside abortion clinics. That is more jail time than most child molesters serve.

What an upside-down world.



Abbotsford Police issue public notification about sex offender

Gary Reid Hoare - Abbotsford Police photo

Gary Reid Hoare

— Image Credit: Abbotsford Police Photo

The Abbotsford Police Department has issued a public notification about a sex offender with a history of crimes against children.

The APD says Gary Reid Hoare’s latest prison sentence expired last week and he is now living in the Abbotsford area.

Hoare, 65, has a criminal history that includes convictions for sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and making child pornography. He has also been convicted for repeatedly failing to adhere to court-ordered conditions.

In 2005, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in Hoare’s home in Scarborough, Ont., and of making child porn when he took photos of the boy in sexually explicit positions.

Hoare was released from jail and placed on probation, and began living in a home in Ontario that was owned by a woman who let him babysit her nine-year-old daughter alone in the house for extended periods in 2006.

The girl slept in the same bed, was exposed to Hoare when he was naked, and was molested by him, according to news reports.

The mom went on trial for allowing her daughter to be left alone with Hoare and another man, both of whom she knew to be convicted sex offenders. In 2011, she was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison, and Hoare was handed a jail term of six years and four months.

The other man, who also molested the girl, was given a two-year sentence.

Hoare is 5’10” and weighs 200 pounds. He has grey hair and blue eyes.

He has been released under several conditions:

– not to contact or communicate with, or be in the presence of, any female child under 16 years of age (or reasonably appears to be under 16 years of age) except as necessary for a commercial transaction in a store;

– not to attend any public park, school ground, daycare centre, swimming pool, playground, skating rink, community centre or recreation centre where people under the age of 16 are present or might reasonably be expected to be present, unless he is in the company of an approved adult except for attendance at a professional sports arena or stadium for scheduled games;

– not to seek or accept any employment or volunteer positions that may allow access to children;

– not to possess, own or carry any weapons including firearms, imitation firearms, crossbows or explosives;

– not to possess any knives except for the immediate consumption of food;

– not to leave the Province of British Columbia without permission from the courts or his probation officer; and

– to immediately advise his probation officer of all intended or ongoing close or intimate sexual relationships and non-sexual relationships and friendships with males and females that have parental responsibility for children under 16 years of age.

Anyone who spots him violating the conditions of his release is urged to contact their local police agency (604-859-5225 in Abbotsford).

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