‘Untouchable’ sex offender | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun
A convicted sex offender who raped a fellow group home resident said he felt safe to reoffend because the courts had treated him so leniently in the past.
According to a doctor quoted in a court ordered pre-sentence report, the accused knew what he did was wrong but "has a difficult time connecting his consequences to his actions as he sees himself as untouchable," a court heard Thursday.
The accused "did struggle with some understanding due to FASD, but he was also influenced by how many times he was arrested and convicted for sexual assault and received no lengthy prison terms," the report said. The accused "believed if he relapsed he would be given a light sentence and referred to residential treatment, be released ... and able to go back to his lifestyle in the community."