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Murderer’s sex offender status upheld

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

An offender doesn’t have to be convicted of a sex crime to be declared a “sexual offender” by prison officials, the Federal Court has affirmed in the case of a B.C. family doctor who murdered his teen patient so she couldn’t testify about his alleged sexual advances at a disciplinary hearing.

In Charalambous v. Canada (Attorney General) [2015] F.C.J. No. 1044, Justice Luc Martineau ruled Sept. 3 that the senior deputy commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) did not act unreasonably by refusing to...