The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, May 30, 2008

John David Lashbrook

John David Lashbrook can't control himself, and has a list of sexually charged convictions to prove it.
Lashbrook pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a former girlfriend in 2005, before that in 1996 he sexually assaulted a 22-year-old neighbour by thrusting his hand into her pants. Even before that he was in trouble for breaching a sentence by going to a barbecue at Kinsmen Park, that sentence was in connection with charges in 1992 which was his third conviction for molesting children. Prior convictions where serious offences against six children, between 6 and 9 year old, between 1982 and 1992.

But, hie lawyer doesn't think it's a big enough deal to label him and give him a indefinite prison term.

John David Lashbrook's most recent sex crimes are not serious enough to justify the label of dangerous offender and the indefinite prison term that comes with it, his lawyer said Thursday.

Lashbrook, 51, will wait until July 3 to find out if Judge Marty Irwin will declare him a dangerous offender or the less restrictive long-term offender, or will reject both those sentencing options and impose a regular, defined jail term.

Lashbrook has repeatedly show an inability to control himself, and although he has tried sex offender therapy twice (only once having completed it) while serving time in jail, it clearly hasn't deterred his behaviors.

With an IQ of 69, Lashbrook is borderline mentally retarded, a psychologist wrote in a report to the court. It means he needs more time to learn the concepts in the treatment program, Irwin heard.

When Lashbrook was released in 1996, Saskatoon police took the then-unprecedented step of warning the public that a repeat child molester had been released in Saskatoon.

Mullord said his client wanted to control his pedophilia and was the first released offender to voluntarily sign up to continue sex offender treatment at the RPC.

Wanting to control it, and actually controlling it are two different things- and we can not fail to protect society just because someone has promised that they want to do something. I want a million dollars, but it doesn't mean I'm going to wake up in the morning and be able to see that money appear.

And with his crimes not being limited to just children, he's appearing to be more of a predator of chance than a pedophile- if he has the chance to sexually abuse anyone, he'll do it, without regards to age, or anything else.