Frankly, the criminal justice system in Canada and elsewhere needs to change so that those who show clear evidence of being willing to murder their rape victims are viewed as being as dangerous as rapists who have murdered their victims.
A man known in Ontario as the "balcony rapist" is scheduled to be released from custody on Friday in Surrey, B.C.
Paul Callow, 52, served 20 years in prison for a series of brutal, knifepoint sexual assaults on women in Toronto in the mid-1980s. On Thursday, Surrey RCMP took the unusual step of warning the public about Callow, who plans to make the city his home.
Under the terms of his release, Callow will be required to check in with a probation officer and seek permission to live with or enter an intimate relationship with a woman, to move, to leave B.C., or to stay out later than 11 p.m., except to work. He is also forbidden from using drugs or alcohol, and from possessing weapons or "rape kit" materials such as rope, tape or electrical wire.
I'm not talking guesswork, I'm talking evidence such as "rape kits" or attempts to murder directly or by attempting to set up a hit.
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