SEX OFFENDER ESCAPES "DANGEROUS OFFENDER" DESIGNATION
With over 20 previous convictions for serious sexual offences, the Crown brought an Application to have Ms. Page’s client designated a “Dangerous Offender”. The most severe sentence available under the Criminal Code of Canada, such an offender is sent to the penitentiary for an indefinite period of time. The Judge accepted Ms. Page’s submissions that the lesser sentence of a 10-year “long-term supervision order” would adequately protect the public.
Alana Page’s client, a serial rapist who had escaped from custody, broke into a Toronto librarian’s home and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. He had been convicted of numerous serious offences over a 16-year period, including aggravated sexual assault, robbery and forcible confinement.