On 2001, violent rapist William Shrubsall was rarely sentenced to indefinite imprisonment, when a judge in Nova Scotia ruled that if he regained his freedom, women who were injured and traumatized
From his work, there is no "realistic prospect of controlling dangerous threats"
Entering Society, the ruling says.
Only 18 years later, despite warnings from victims, prosecutors and even the Canadian Correctional Service, Shrubsall has been fully released on parole and will be deported to the United States.
Given that his sentence could be only two and three years, he could be released before his 50 th birthday.
"I am worried that he will be free again and get another chance to hurt women.
I am not alone in this fear, "one of his victims told the National Post.
Paul Carver, Nova Scotia's prosecutor, is equally cautious.
"I haven't seen or heard any signs of a change in his behavior in the last 18 years," Kaver said.
The release of Shrubsall highlights the inherent weakness of the identity of dangerous offenders, and the only mechanism in Canada is to keep violent offenders in prison indefinitely for public security reasons.
You want to hurt as much as you do, "he will cunning people to trust him, and then he will have a bunch of victims that could have been stopped, A woman told Halifax after she was attacked by a bush.
Shrubsall, who legally changed his name in the prison of Ethan Simon St Church MacLeod, has been refusing the parole time: in mid-2012, please, dismissed the appeal on 2017.
On November, the Parole Board of Canada approved his parole despite the recommendation of the Correctional Services Department.
It says 47 now-year-
Older sex offenders have completed programs to reduce violence, participated in regular psychological counseling, and faced years of imprisonment in the United StatesS.
The board tried to explain that his guilt was the result of inner pain.
"You are looking for care and affection," it wrote . ".
"When you feel rejected, you mean as much damage as you do.
It adds, "you sometimes break down with a lot of anger.
Grew up in Niagara Falls. Y.
Shrubsall missed his 1988 high school graduation because he killed his mother with a baseball bat the night before and was detained by the police.
He told his girlfriend at the time that the murder was "not a big deal" and initially tried to pin it on someone else.
He was found guilty of manslaughter because his mother was allegedly physically and sexually abused.
In 1996, to escape two sexual assault charges, he forged his own death and fled the border, where he committed a series of terrible crimes against Canadian women.
I am afraid that he will be free again and get another chance to hurt women.
I was not alone in February 1998, he walked into a Halifax knitting shop with a baseball bat and beat 24-year-
The old clerk was in a coma and asked to rebuild her skull with 12 metal plates and 50 screws.
It is believed that only the proximity of the hospital saved the woman's life.
"She's been going through it.
"The long-term impact of the attack," Shrubsall's 2014 parole denial wrote . ".
Three months later, he attacked. year-
When the old woman walked home, her face was repeatedly hit on the asphalt road.
"When she screamed and bled, you tore off her pants and masturbated," he wrote in his 2014 parole denial . ".
A month later, he brought a woman back to his room, but when she refused his request, he put her in a coma.
The neighbors stopped the attack.
He also lied to church money, followed his ex-girlfriend and tried to register in a high school in Halifax.
Only about 500 people in Canada have been imprisoned as dangerous offenders and prosecutors must meet a particularly high standard of evidence to ensure this.
In the case of Shrubsall, this involves the close cooperation between his United States and the United States. S.
Many Canadian victims have agreed to accept the painful process of giving evidence at a dangerous criminal hearing.
This includes victims who have never been in contact with the police, including a woman who said that a teenage Bush sexually assaulted her outside the youth center at the age of 14.
The court also heard a statement from a classmate who said Shrubsall beat his high score in arcade games and broke his nose.
However, even if a dangerous criminal status is obtained, the offender can seek parole after seven years, and then seek parole every two years.
There is also no guarantee that dangerous offenders will not be allowed to leave the prison or be transferred to a minimum
Every time a parole is denied, the Commission draws a picture of a man whose mental problems make it impossible for him to understand the seriousness of the crime.
His high IQ also made him particularly good at committing these crimes without being caught.
"You are thought to be able to cover up your abnormal behavior," wrote a parole denied . ".
Even when he was granted parole, the board members were confused by Shrubsall's statement that he would be careful to remember the damage he caused.
It wrote: "Your sins are so serious that you should always carry the fear of what you do . ".
Canada's correctional services department has been advising against parole.
In its submission to the committee, the agency warned that the risk of his re-assault was still "high" and that his chances of returning to society were "low ".
"In prison, he was found to distribute pornography and had a document to rate a member of a university volunteer group based on their appearance.
He also "sent communications and items to a female prisoner without authorization" and "followed up on issues with female correctional officers ".
"The latest parole board decision is different from the others because it is much lighter in the terrible details of the Shrubsall crime.
In his previous decision, he classified the psychological and physical injuries caused by 1996 attacks by a woman returning home from work, and the judgment of November only wrote, he "attacked and sexually assaulted a female victim.
The parole board found that Shrubsall is still an "unnecessary risk" for society, but believes that this will change after the end of his American presidency. S.
Imprisonment between the twoand-one-
Three to seven years
It wrote: "You are facing more years of imprisonment . . . . . . This will benefit you from continuing to improve yourself in a safe environment . ".
"There is no explanation for this logic.
No, "said prosecutor Kaver.
"This is the victory of hope over reason.
In his decision to release him, Shrubsall was warned that he should contact the parole board immediately if he returns to Canada, "because you still have an uncertain sentence . ".