Ex-Mountie walks away with only 3 years for child porn & sexual assault

By Keith Fraser, Postmedia News January 21, 2012

A Vancouver man who had nearly 27,000 images of child pornography on his computer and who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to three years, three months in jail.

In December, Warren Robert Allen, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child porn for the purpose of distribution and one count of sexual assault.

Allen was arrested in May 2010 during a police crackdown on child pornography that resulted in more than 200 charges being laid and 57 arrests in Canada and overseas.

When police executed a search warrant on Allen’s Vancouver apartment, they found 840,000 images on his computer.

A review of just 200,000 of those images revealed 27,000 images of children under the age of five being sexually abused.

The vast majority of the child porn images were at the “extreme” end of child pornography, the court heard.

Allen shared his collection of child porn with others on the Internet but blamed his crime on the disin-hibiting effects of crystal methamphetamines.

The sexual assault victim, who can only be identified by the initials K.R. because of a publication ban, was discovered after police conducted an analysis of the computer and found that Allen had chatted with the boy and lured him to his apartment.

Allen, who is HIV-positive, arranged to have an HIV-positive male friend pick up the boy and bring him to Allen’s West End apartment, where the two men sexually assaulted the youth in September 2009. Later, Allen bragged about the “tag-team” sexual assault on a chat line.

In imposing sentence on him Fri-day, B.C. Supreme Court Madam Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein said Allen targeted a “troubled, susceptible” boy and said his conduct was “highly reprehensible and his moral blameworthiness was high.”

The mitigating factors in the case included that Allen, who served as an RCMP officer in Alberta from 1978 to 1984, has no prior criminal record and is a “very intelligent, high-functioning and high-achieving” man, said the judge.

Copwatcher says: So because he is an ex-RCMP with no prior criminal record and claims he wants to go to rehab for his drug addiction, the judge lets this man go with only 3 years for having child porn, luring a minor for sex, raping him, & knowingly being HIV Positive at the time he raped the 14-year old boy. The judge even goes further to say he is a “very intelligent, high functioning and high achieving man”….What the fuck is going on here? How will sending rapists to jail for 3 years, probably getting raped in jail, then turning them loose on our communities help our situation or their rehabilitation? The prison system is cruel and ineffective at rehabilitating or stopping crime, and in time we will post more about that subject, but when we see people going to jail for non violent crimes and getting longer sentences than a child molester/rapist it cant help but make you angry at the skewed sense of justice these judges dole out.  With the federal and provincial governments cutting/eliminating funding to programs and safe places for the offenders and victims to receive real treatment and counseling, along with all other community support/programs, you can really see the pandemic were facing but with no hope for the future besides it getting worse. Without community action, we are stuck feeling there is nothing we can do to change the violence, abuse and injustice in & outside our communities.

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One Response to Ex-Mountie walks away with only 3 years for child porn & sexual assault

  1. Chester says:

    Ah. Now he’s dead. Thats justice.

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