The Canadian Press

1993-01-22 | Stephenson-inquest

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An Ontario coroner's jury called for a law that would lock up sexually violent offenders and throw away the key. The verdict followed an inquest into the 1988 sex slaying of 11-year-old Christopher Stephenson of Brampton, Ontario. He had been raped, beaten and stabbed to death by Joseph Fredericks, a repeat offender who was out on mandatory supervision. Christopher's father, Jim Stephenson, said society needed a law to keep high-risk repeat sexual offenders who have not responded to treatment off the streets. (Among the jury's other recommendations -- a registry to record where all "dangerous sexual offenders" live and increased probationary periods of up to 10 years after release.)

Date: 1993-01-22
Placeline: Brampton, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there should not be another family in this country and indeed in this world that has to go to a little a funeral for a child that has been, murdered by by a violent sexual offender who has come before the justice system the criminal system on on prior occasions there's just no excuse for >>

Clip ID: 19930122CPCN001