The alleged kidnapper if the 4 year old in BC has repeatedly tried to kidnap young boys. Why was he not declared a dangerous offender and held at Her Majesty's pleasure.
I of course blame liberal judges. His repeated crimes demand dangerous offender status. Tim Hudak would have at least kept this predator on surveillance.
Storied past for alleged abductor Hopley
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By Dave Hamilton - The Free Press
Published: September 11, 2011 8:00 PM
Updated: September 12, 2011 1:56 PM
While Randall P. Hopley is still at large, The Free Press in partnership with the Cranbrook Daily Townsman dug up some old articles about Hopley from our files. See below for five disturbing past articles.
hopley, randall 2007-11-26
By DEAN BASSETT Townsman Staff
CRANBROOK - An area resident will remain in custody pending his trial for attempting to snatch a young boy from a residence. On Monday, 42 year-old Randall P. Hopley appeared before Judge Ron Webb in the Cranbrook Law Courts.
Hopley appeared by video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre and was represented in the court room by venerable public defender Greg Sawchuk.
Hopley is charged with one count of break and enter, one count of unlawful confinement and one count of abduction of a person under 14 years of age. Crown counsel Andrew Mayes sought and received a publication ban for the bail hearing to both protect the victim. Mayes was also concerned that any evidence published at this early date could jeopardize a jury trial if the case goes that route.
Details of the accusations can only be published at the conclusion of the file.
Sawchuk noted that the accused doesn't have any convictions for failing to attend court, which is the primary grounds for keeping an accused in jail.
"There is no basis for detention on the primary grounds," Webb said. "Detention is necessary on the secondary and tertiary grounds." However having regard to all the circumstances, Webb ruled detention was necessary for the protection of the public and to prevent the possibility of a further criminal offence.
"The community would be appalled if the accused was out and had the possibility to contact this young person," Webb said. Mayes also produced the accused's previous criminal record for the court proceedings.