Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Rapist On The Move

No need here for "alleged" and "suspected" terminology. Paul Callow is a convicted and confessed rapist, who even tried to rape a nurse while he was in prison for the entire twenty years of his sentence.

This past week, he moved into the Newton area of Surrey, straight from his erstwhile cell.

Apparently, he has had enough of the warm welcome he received here, and he has moved to New Westminster, just across the Fraser River from us.

He was known as the "Balcony Rapist" in Ontario, where he committed his crimes. When he was sentenced, he was shipped out to BC for incarceration. Ontario don't want him back, and I can't say I blame them. We don't want him, either, but the fact is that he was born in BC, so he's ours by default.

After New Westminster gets finished throwing him a welcome home party, he might find that it's gotten a little too warm for him there, too.

Heads up, fellow BC babies! This badass is on the move until someone permanently stops him from moving altogether.


Blogger DazzlinDino said...

Here in Edmonton, we get the pedophiles for some stupid reason....

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Hopefully he will quit moving... period!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

No offense, but I sincerely hope he remains BC's problem

Thursday, March 01, 2007 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

I don't know if it works this way North of the border, but I can go over to my nearest police precinct here in Bellingham and have a look through the sex offender book. It lists the names and neighborhoods of every sex offender in the area.

It is rather enlightening to see just how many there are. Here's a hint: it can be a hefty book.

If you live in any reasonably urban part of the world, there is probably a convicted sex offender living on your block. At least one.

Callow is just more high-profile than most, so he gets his name in the paper.

The benign natives of Bellingham think I'm paranoid for locking my door at night. But, I'm originally from Everett, where the book is thicker...

Friday, March 02, 2007 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Ah, Dez, you live in a world where the government thinks it's your right to know these things, for your own self-defense and peace of mind.

Callow is protected by our somewhat squeamish "right of the offender to keep his privacy."

He is required to check in at the local cop shop in every city he enters, and give them his whereabouts (and there's a long list of compliance issues on him right now, too, that he has to prove)...but the cops are not required to give his specific location to anyone else.

Somehow, though, his location keeps getting leaked out to people that are intensely interested in tracking his every move. And the mayors of both Surrey and New Westminster are among those who are intensely interested.

Friday, March 02, 2007 5:53:00 PM  
Blogger Howlin' Hobbit said...

While this guy is a serial rapist please do bear in mind that our neo-puritans (and other related control freaks) have added item after item to the "registered sex offender" list here in the US.

The upshot is that a number of those entries in the thick books could very well be for someone unlucky enough to be caught parked someplace in an adult, consensual romp or something equally harmless by a particularly blue-nosed cop.

Point is, check the books for why, not just for where.

Saturday, March 03, 2007 9:09:00 AM  
Anonymous caitsmeow said...

In fact, in our state, you can go on line and look at the registered sex offender list, which gives names, addresses and offense (and age of victim). Of course, a lot of the offenders don't register. I discovered one living next to a middle school. Very much against the law, and scary as he preferred children that age. I reported it to our sex crimes unit, and he was forthwith removed. It's not always fair the way in which some people end up on the sex offender list, but it's one of the only protections we have from predators who are released. Believe me, 99.9% of them will continue to be sexual predators after they are released from prison.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:26:00 AM  

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