The story of Graham James is one of the most infamous cases of sexual abuse in Canadian history. Few would disagree with using the word “monster” to describe him and yet he’s been given early parole even while admitting he’s still attracted to young boys but promises not to act on it this time.
The staggering statistics show the harm done to those who have suffered abuse at the hands of monsters like James, so what’s stopping us from taking these cases more seriously and giving victims the support they need?
One of his high profile victims, Theo Fleury, reacted to this news by saying Canada was the Disneyland of pedophiles.
It’s hard to disagree with him when we consider how many more there are like Graham James but perhaps lesser known, out there getting light sentences and day parole.
It’s time for this to change in Canada.