June 01, 2005

Sex: Taking Respnsibility

A guy from Vancouver, Donald Bakker, has pled guilty to several charges of sexual assault, and I am glad for it.

Why mention this?

Because it's the first case against a Canadian brought by Canadian courts for assaults that happened in another country. This is a loophole sexual predators have been leaping through for as long as there has been tourism: sex with kids isn't reported in many poorer countries, and sexual assaults are likewise prone to go unnoticed if a bit of cash is left on the dresser afterwards. I'm not saying it's anywhere close to perfect here, but it's a damn sight better than many parts of the world.

Here's hoping the loophole becomes a noose.


posted by Thursday at 10:15 pm


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