Criminal lawyer weighs in on how St. Catharines suspect was able to re-offend
How can a person get arrested for sexual crimes against children and keep getting released to re-offend?
That's the question being asked after a 30 year old man was arrested following alleged sexual assaults in St. Catharines Tuesday night at the Russel Ave. Community Centre and Harriet Tubman school and playground area.
The suspect has been charged with invitation to sexual touching, assault, and two counts of breach of probation.
He has also been charged by police in Simcoe and Hamilton for sexual assaults on children and public intoxication.
Criminal Lawyer Ari Goldkind tells CKTB it seems like the first few cases were fuelled by alcohol, so the courts may have excused his abnormal behaviour due to his intoxication.
Goldkind says he may need a medical assessment to see what he's suffering from.
Goldkind says he wouldn't be surprised if the Crown in this case seeks a dangerous offender designation.
Tyler Kevin Chambers is being held in custody pending a bail hearing in the Niagara case.
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