CANADA – Sex offender’s sentence delayed so he can finish university

CALGARY – A student convicted of sexually exploiting a 13-year-old could return to campus after a judge delayed his sentence so he could finish college.

More than 40,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, to expel Connor Neurauter, 21.

The junior hockey player pleaded guilty in 2017 to sexual interference of a 13-year-old girl when he was 18.

He faces 89 days in jail to begin in May once the academic term ends.

The University of Calgary said it is reviewing Neurauter’s status.

“By allowing him to go on with his life normally, finishing up his semester at university, it sends the wrong message to victims of sexual violence,” Kaitlyn
Casswell, who started the petition, told the CBC.

Neurauter was an accomplished athlete who played hockey across Canada and in Sweden.

He is in his second year of a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry.

During his sentencing, the court heard how he had solicited nude photos from the girl after the two began a brief sexual relationship that did not involve intercourse.

The girl said that at one point, he choked her before giving her a bra as a present.

He then threatened to release the nude photos to her family if she did not keep their relationship a secret.

The girl’s identity is under a publication ban.

The victim’s mother supports the petition to expel Neurauter and told her daughter she is proud of her for coming forward.

“I said this is because of you, because of you standing up,” she told CBC.

Source: (BBC)

4 Responses to CANADA – Sex offender’s sentence delayed so he can finish university

  1. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm


  2. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor January 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    O Canada this is wrong justice delayed is justice denied

  3. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen January 11, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    HOW can that be possible?

  4. kathy-Ann Clarke January 12, 2018 at 8:03 am

    He is sick in his head.


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