Sunday, October 22, 2006

American Pervert Exiled to Canada

(Buffalo, New York) In April 2006, 35-year-old Malcolm Watson, an English teacher at the prestigious all-girl Buffalo Seminary, was arrested and charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He was caught in a mall parking lot steaming up his car windows with a 15-year-old female student.

In August, Watson was convicted of child sex abuse and sentenced to live in Canada for three years. To my knowledge, the Canadians were never consulted.

Nevertheless, Watson begins his sentence tomorrow.

In all candor, the idea of sending convicted American perverts to another country is quite appealing but I wouldn't select Canada. Someplace further away would be my choice ... maybe a nation in southeast Asia or Africa. Although not greatly distant, a reverse-Mariel boatlift to Cuba might also be doable.

Tip: Matt Hurley

Companion posts at Conservative Thinking and The Jawa Report.

[Update 10/25/06]

Kick him out of Ontario says Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Malcolm Watson, a Buffalo school teacher, was sentenced to three years' probation in St. Catharines for sexually abusing with a 15-year-old student. Tourism Minister Jim Bradley, who represents St. Catharines, says the sentence violates international law.

Premier Dalton McGuinty says he doesn't want Ontario to become some kind of dumping ground for American sex offenders.

"It's obviously not the kind of precedent that we want to allow the Americans to establish," he said. "It's not the kind of thing we are prepared to accept."
Well, finally we hear from the Canadians.

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