The kidnap and rape of two Prairie boys by convicted pedophile Peter Whitmore (right) may have been prevented by better treatment and monitoring of sex offenders, . Mr Brodsky is urging the PM to call an inquiry into the case; he says the government is not doing enough to prevent pedophiles from re-offending.
. In exchange for a guilty plea, the Crown would not seek dangerous offender status. He has been sentenced to life in prison.
, just after Mr Whitmore was arrested following the abduction of the two boys. He told me Mr Whitmore is a sick man who has absolutely no insight into his behaviour. The lawyer, who has represented the repeat offender several times, was disdainful about the way mentally ill criminals are handled by Correctional services: "Seventy percent of inmates have a mental illness," he said. "Almost none of them are getting treatment."
He adds that the convicts themselves - including Peter Whitmore - generally don't want to go to hospital:
"In the penitentiary, you're allowed to work, have recreation, conjugal visits - and not required to have any treatment. If he doesn't cause a problem, he'll be moved to lower security. In the penitentiary, he'll have rights. In a hospital, he'll have privileges."This usually involves administration of the birth control drug Depo-Provera to inhibit the testicles from producing testosterone. The treatment has not been proved to prevent sexual offender recidivism.
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