Canada: 'I don't want this to happen to anyone else': assault victim comes forward - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Canada'I don't want this to happen to anyone else': assault victim comes forward

19:11  24 april  2019
19:11  24 april  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Alleged Salmon Arm church shooter charged with first degree murder

Alleged Salmon Arm church shooter charged with first degree murder Matrix Savage Gathergood is charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault and disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence. READ MORE: Salmon Arm church shooting victim recently lost home in suspicious fire RCMP confirm the accused appeared in court by phone Monday morning morning. He’s been remanded into custody. Gathergood will appear in Salmon Arm provincial court on April 23. WATCH: Gunfire rang out during Sunday services, leaving a man dead.

More to come . 1. Assault victims make terrible witnesses. Almost everyone would agree that PTSD is a common So when a victim comes forward with a story that contains sketchy details and missing chunks PTSD and brain trauma aside, what happened to a victim was embarrassing.

She did not come forward right away. “ Victims think that it was their fault, so in many cases they want continued contact,” said Roderick MacLeish, a Boston lawyer who has represented The victim may have little choice but to stay in contact if the offender is a boss, teacher, coach or relative.

'I don't want this to happen to anyone else': assault victim comes forward © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Submitted by Thileban Nagarasa Thileban Nagarasa has come forward as an alleged assault victim of Michael Allard, the man who arrested Thursday after a five-hour standoff with police outside a house on Capitol Street.

Nagarasa, a third year electrical engineering student at the University of Windsor said last Thursday he went to buy an Apple Watch from Allard — responding to a post on Facebook Marketplace.

He took the bus from his home after agreeing on a time to meet, but ran late. Nagarasa said by the time he got there, Allard said he'd sold the watch, but had another one for sale.

Possible delay looms in former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle's assault trial

Possible delay looms in former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle's assault trial The assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle faces a possible delay of several months due to legal wrangling over allowable evidence. 

1. They don ’ t want anyone to know. In the round table, confidentiality was Interestingly, even as the attitude towards victims has improved over the last several years in the broader culture and by police, self-blame and shame has persisted among victims , leaving them just as unwilling to come forward .

“ I want those women who were sexually assaulted the other day who were confronting Jeff Flake “ Don ’ t conflate that with this and certainly don ’ t conflate it with what happened to me . It’d be a huge “ I don ’ t want to hear it from anybody. We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism.

Taking a look at the sale being offered, Nagarasa said the watch was locked to an Apple ID, so the conversation switched to the potential sale of a cell phone instead.

"It was he and me alone," said Nagarasa, who said he was at the door of Allard's house to look at the watch and phones.

At one point, Nagarasa said a deal was offered for the sale of a watch and a phone together, for about $400. He didn't have enough cash on him, but said he offered to go get more.

"This guy seems suspect," said Nagarasa about how he felt at the time. "The Apple IDs were not removed, I was very suspicious. I wanted to make sure and then come back with the money."

Nagarasa handed over the cash he had on hand, but said suddenly the conversation turned angry, and he asked for his money back when Allard allegedly asked him to leave.

Coming together: One year after Toronto van attack, victim's family and witnesses find new ways to help others

Coming together: One year after Toronto van attack, victim's family and witnesses find new ways to help others One year after the deadly van attack on Yonge Street in Toronto, the family of one of the victims and witnesses affected by it have found ways to move forward from the trauma while also helping others.

Victims have numerous reasons for not coming forward and reporting their attacks. I felt dirt because he made me feel like I wanted it. And I didnt want people to think I was incestuous. I didn' t understand what had happened to me – I liked an older boy and he told me we had to do something to

The majority of sexual assault victims don ’ t acknowledge that they were raped right away, if ever. One key aspect is that many people aren’t sure if what happened to them was ‘really’ rape. At a conscious level, survivors may want to avoid the distress and anxiety that comes with acknowledged

"If you give me the money I'll just go," Nagarasa said he told Allard, who allegedely gave back the money "throwing, angry."

Then, as Nagarasa turned to leave, he said Allard called 'hey buddy' and, as Nagarasa turned back, "he just smashed me with a metal bar."

Nagarasa said he ran, bleeding, from the house and called 911.

"I was afraid I lost my eyes. I was scared as hell. I wanted an ambulance so fast, I didn't want to lose my eyes," said Nagarasa.

"While talking to police, they said go to the nearest house and stay there."

So Nagarasa knocked on a neighbour's door and handed the phone to a woman inside, who gave him an ice pack while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

"I was so scared," said Nagarasa.

'Trouble has found him in many ways'

Nagarasa found out from a friend, while he was in the emergency room, that police had Allard's house surrounded, so he said he did an Internet search for the name.

Man charged after alleged sexual assault of student inside north Toronto high school

Man charged after alleged sexual assault of student inside north Toronto high school Investigators alleged a man, who is unknown to the victim, prevented the girl from leaving the washroom before sexually assaulting her. The girl screamed which alerted staff to the incident, police said. Sources told Global News the girl got away through a window. READ MORE: Number of reported sexual assaults spike in Canada, but stay flat in Manitoba Police said the school went into lockdown shortly after the incident and that the accused was arrested. Edison Diamante, 44, of Toronto was charged with assault, sexual assault and forcible confinement. He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Wednesday. More to come.

If other victims start coming forward against the same offender then the victim might feel more able to be part of a group making an allegation against If someone discloses to you who does not want or need a medical examination because of the time that has passed since the assault , or they want to

What happened to Marie seemed unthinkable. Nationally, police departments, victim advocates and academics have experimented with ways to relieve the burden on rape victims who might fear It is equally clear that there are no simple solutions. The path forward will almost certainly be contentious.

"Who am I dealing with?" Nagarasa said he wanted to know. "Assault, drugs, having guns, human trafficking. If he has this many assault [charges] why are the judges leaving him out? It's going to be dangerous to everyone."

Nagarasa said Allard's just going to "do it again and again," if he's not kept locked up. "If they don't do correct punishment, it's not going to stop."

'I don't want this to happen to anyone else': assault victim comes forward © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Submitted by Thileban Nagarasa

Allard was previously arrested and convicted in the 2010 assault of Chris Rabideau in Windsor. At the time, he was given three years in jail, followed by 24 months of probation.

When CBC News reached Rabideau as the standoff Thursday was happening, he said he was "saddened."

"This person continues to be in troubled situations," said Rabideau. "The many scenarios that have happened seem to be happening. The question is what can we do?"

Rabideau said Allard needs help.

"I think it's sad," said Rabideau. "We need to do something to make sure he gets the support he needs to make his life better."

In 2013, Allard left a man in a coma after an assault. In 2015, Allard was sentenced for assault again, this time to three years in prison and in 2017, he was was sentenced to time served for a case of human trafficking.

"Trouble has found him in many ways," said Rabideau. "I feel like when this continues to happen, it's a wake up call for our city. Maybe people like this need more help than we thought."

Rabideau said that help for Allard might be more incarceration or it might be medical or mental health help, and that Thursday's assault and standoff seeing Allard in the news still shook him.

"It's a constant reminder, when other people become victimized. It's really sad."

According to Nagarasa, the justice system hasn't done its job in keeping someone dangerous off the street, but that next time he buys something from someone off the Internet, he'll meet them in a public place.

"I don't want this to happen to anyone else."

Read more

Former SMU groundskeeper to serve 2½ years for sex assault, voyeurism.
Matthew Percy — who still faces sex-assault charges in two separate incidents — was found guilty of sexual assault and voyeurism last December for a September 2017 incident.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!