A victims’ advocate once told me how she dealt with a convicted child molester moving into her neighborhood. She brought him a plate of cookies, introduced herself, then said, “I know who you are, now you know who I am, now that the boundaries have been drawn, let’s try to get along”.

Which is how I feel about “balcony rapist”, Paul Callow moving into Surrey, BC.

Reintegration is a cornerstone of the Canadian justice system. If you don’t like it, petition your government, don’t blame the former offender. For now it would be best to meet the man, establish parameters and try to get along. Confrontation in this situation will solve nothing.


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