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Tough Sentencing for Child Predators - Maybe The Most Important Legal Development in our Lifetime

The sexual revolution has placed our children in danger.   According to the Badgeley Report, a federal government study of cross-Canada child sex abuse,  “At some time during their lives, about one in two females and one in three males have been victims of one or more unwanted sexual acts,”.  Child abuse is now at epidemic proportions partly due to the eradication of serious penalties for child sex predators.  Finally, Canada has a government with a resolve to pass tough laws with serious penalties to protect children.  This may be the most important legal development of our lifetime when you consider the damage caused by sex abuse to almost every family in the nation.

Until the 1980's, the Criminal Code of Canada had the death penalty on the books for child rapists. Sentencing laws were gutted and the minimum sentence for raping a child went down to two weeks in prison.  Since then, many serious offenders have been given a light slap on the wrist, only to quickly re-offend raping more and more children.

Hockey coach Graham James received a 3.5 year sentence after admitting to 350 sexual assaults against the two players.  He was released and pardoned only to be charged again with raping three other players hundreds of times. He received just two years for those crimes.  A similar case involving a coach in the United States resulted in a 30 - 60 year sentence.

Soft sentencing for child predators must stop.

Your donations and our collective voice are making a difference to protect Canadian children from sexual exploitation.

Recent achievements include:

   - Raising the age of sexual consent from 14 to 16

   - Increasing mandatory minimum sentences for child rapists from 2 weeks to 1 year

   - Stopping Ontario’s radical sex education curriculum

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has heard our cry agreeing “we must do even more to protect our children”. He announced in his throne speech that “Child predators should never be let off with only a single sentence for multiple crimes against children. Our Government will end sentencing discounts for child sex offenders.” He also said “Our Government will end the practice of automatic early release for serious repeat offenders” and “will change the law so that a life sentence means a sentence for life for the most dangerous criminals.” 

On September 16th, 2013 the Prime Minister announced “a publicly accessible national database that contains information on high-risk child sex offenders.” He promised on August 29th that “Our Government (will) continue(s) to help make our streets and communities safer by cracking down on predators who abuse and exploit children,” and that “New legislative amendments will be introduced this fall to better protect children from a range of sexual offences, including child pornography, while ensuring that offenders receive tougher sentences.”

Synopsis:

   - No sentencing discounts for child sex offenders

   - No automatic early release for serious repeat offenders

   - Life sentence means a sentence for life

   - Tougher sentences for child pornography

   - A publicly accessible national database of high-risk child sex offenders

We must work hard to see these stated legislative goals become reality. You know that there will be fierce opposition; however the truth will win if we continue to make our voice heard.

I want to challenge you to stand with the Children’s Emergency Protection Fund as we work hard to protect Canadian children from those who seek to harm them.

Watch the Canadian Times - Sunday nights @ 11:00PM on Vision TV - for more information!

Please call your MP and let them you that you support tougher penalties for child predators.

Please sign the Petition at www.protectourchildren.ca

Also, please don’t forget to donate, as every dollar received help protect Canadian children.

May God Bless You.

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