Delayed Prosecution

Police in Victoria, BC Canada are prosecuting Harry Charles Sadd for alleged sexual assault on a young male almost 50 years ago. Having a trial that many years after the events is absurd. Neither accuser nor the accused can clearly remember what happened. They probably will not even be able to recognise each other.

We need to encourage children to report such events right away, or at least once they become teens and need no longer fear the perpetrator. Waiting 50 years gives the perpetrator five decades to find even more victims.

Having no statute of limitation encourages victims to procrastinate indefinitely. Prosecuting an impotent, senile old man is closing the barn door long after the horse has fled.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)