Father Daniel Miller pleaded guilty
Father Dan Miller has pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault in Pembroke Court this week. He was originally charged with 12 counts involving young boys while he was a priest at several locations in the Ottawa Valley. A pre-sentence report has been ordered and the sentencing phase is set to begin September 17th. Miller remains out of custody pending the sentencing hearings. Source
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Another offender recently convicted.
Paul Laframboise given 18 more months
Jun 6, 2013 By Patricia Leboeuf
The 74-year-old Fitzroy Harbour man had previously pleaded guilty to several charges including sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual interference as well as careless storage of guns.
He has been in jail since October and has served 225 days behind bars.
Laframboise remained stone-faced as Judge Heather Perkins-McVey read impact statements the girls provided, highlighting how profoundly affected they all were by his actions.
Two of the girls wrote about their attempted suicide while another described how she would wake up in tears, terrified that he would find her and hurt her.
She no longer trusts people, particularly older men.
She now lives in constant fear that she will be harmed for stepping forward.
Another blamed herself and fears she is seen differently be her peers. Her self esteem and self worth have been deeply affected. All four bare deep emotional pain from his actions, according to the judge. They also wrote that the media had also caused further harm by publishing lurid and identifying details.
Laframboise previously spoke of his deep remorse, but Perkins-McVey did not feel he truly comprehended the deep turmoil he inflicted on the girls.
“You speak about your life and health,” she said. “You show little realization on how it affects your victims.”
Laframboise’s lawyer Joseph Addelman argued for a more lenient sentence consisting of an additional 34 days, citing that his client was old, sick and this was his first offense. He had also pleaded guilty, allowing his victims to avoid having to testify in court. And he brought forth his own difficult upbringing, his aboriginal status and the unwavering support of his wife of 52 years.
JUDGE SENDS MESSAGE
Perkins-McVey took these aspects into consideration, but ultimately decided she needed to send a message that children are to be cherished and protected.
Laframboise had been an upstanding member of the Fitzroy Harbour community for several years, working as a Sunday school teacher and a school custodian, she said.
After being asked to step down from his church role for unknown reasons, he spiraled downwards, drinking heavily and allegedly occurring $200,000 in gambling debts.
Perkins-McVey said that despite his remorse, he consistently portrayed himself as a victim of the justice system.
Previously in court, he told the judge to “do to me what you politically must” as he no longer trusted Man, was used to being treated like garbage and life was knocking him down.
Once released, he will receive three years of probation and his DNA will be put on record.
As the judge discussed what to do with his weapons, some of which are heirlooms, Laframboise rose to his feet, leaning up against the glass partition of the prisoner’s box. He called over his lawyer, muttering that the judge couldn’t take much more from him.
He was given the option between incarceration in Toronto with treatment on location or staying in Ottawa and receiving treatment afterwards. He chose to remain close to home.
He was given an evaluation by a psychiatrist who access that he was at a low risk to reoffend despite being aroused by adolescents. Source
Man, 74, gets 18 months added on for molesting teens
Saturday, June 1, 2013
OTTAWA — A 74-year-old former Sunday school teacher wrung his hands and muttered, “I’m going to die,” after he was sentenced to an additional 18 months in jail for molesting four teenage girls.
Paul Laframboise offered the girls money, cigarettes and booze to keep them muted — and told one he would kill himself if she told anyone what he had done.
“He told her where he would put his suicide note,” Justice Heather Perkins-McVey said during her decision.
But the girls did come forward to report what the Fitzroy Harbour man had done between May 2010 and October 2012, and their victim impact statements revealed how “profoundly affected” they were by his actions, Perkins-McVey said.
Two girls described their suicide attempts.
One girl wrote that even though he is locked up, she still lives in fear of him and continues to suffer sleepless nights.
“He will find me and hurt me because I told someone,” she wrote. “I can’t trust people anymore.”
Another girl described how she feels “gross, disgusting and dirty” when she has flashbacks of being molested.
“The effects have been devastating,” Perkins-McVey told Laframboise. “It’s very sad that those young girls feel responsible.”
Laframboise has been in jail since his arrest in October 2012 — and served 225 days in custody before his sentencing. He did not seek bail and pleaded guilty to half a dozen charges, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual interference.
Laframboise also pleaded guilty to the careless storage of three rifles and a Luger-style handgun.
Despite an expression of remorse and pleas of guilty, which spared the girls from having to testify, Perkins-McVey said Laframboise had “little insight” into the devastating effect of his actions.
“If you truly appreciated that, you wouldn’t see yourself as a victim,” she told him.
Laframboise previously told the court, “Do to me what you politically must.”
He also said, “I have grown quite used to being treated like garbage.”
Perkins-McVey rejected the suggestion that he was “a victim of the justice system.”
Perkins-McVey did consider his aboriginal status, advanced age, health problems and the fact that this is his first conviction. She also considered that he was a positive member of his community for many years, working as a Sunday school teacher, volunteer firefighter and school custodian.
But Perkins-McVey said she needed to send a message that “children are to be cherished and respected.” Source
Recognizing the signs
Following a sexual assault, victims have a wide range of reactions, which are influenced by many factors: their age, personality, the form of sexual assault committed against them, their relationship with their assailant, the degree of violence they experienced and the frequency of the assaults.
However, in the days immediately following an assault, here are some of the common reactions of an adult or underage victim in a state of shock:
- Acting angry and/or aggressive with people around them
- Intense fear
- Feelings of sadness and depression
- Frequent mood swings
- Problems sleeping
- Problems eating
- Less tolerance for situations that are perceived as a threat to one’s safety
- Lack of organization, anxiety
Effects of Sexual Assault
|Sexual assault is a personal and destructive crime. Its effects on you and your loved ones can be psychological, emotional, and/or physical. They can be brief in duration or last a very long time. It is important to remember that there is not one “normal” reaction to sexual assault. Therefore your individual response will be different depending on your personal circumstances. In this section, we explain some of the more common effects that sexual assault victims may experience.
Depression: There are many emotional and psychological reactions that victims of rape and sexual assault can experience. One of the most common of these is depression. The term “depression” can be confusing since many of the symptoms are experienced by people as normal reactions to events. At some point or another, everyone feels sad or “blue.” This also means that recognizing depression can be difficult since the symptoms can easily be attributed to other causes. These feelings are perfectly normal, especially during difficult times.
Depression becomes something more than just normal feelings of sadness when the symptoms last for more than two weeks. Therefore, if you experience five or more of the symptoms of depression over the course of two weeks you should consider talking to your doctor about what you are experiencing. The symptoms of depression may include:
Depression can affect people of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. Depression is not a sign of weakness, and it is not something that someone can make him/herself “snap out of.”
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Flashbacks: when memories of past traumas feel as if they are taking place in the current moment. These memories can take many forms: dreams, sounds, smells, images, body sensations, or overwhelming emotions. This re-experience of the trauma often seems to come from nowhere, and therefore blurs the lines between past and present, leaving the individual feeling anxious, scared, and/or powerless. It can also trigger any other emotions that were felt at the time of the trauma.
Some flashbacks are mild and brief, a passing moment, while others may be powerful and last a long time. Many times you may not even realize that you are having a flashback and may feel faint and/or dissociate (a mental process in which your thoughts and feelings may be separated from your immediate reality). If you realize you are in the middle of a flashback:
Rape Trauma: a common reaction to rape or sexual assault. It is a normal human reaction to an unnatural or extreme event. There are three phases to rape trauma:
NOTE: This model assumes that you will take steps forward and backwards in your healing process and that while there are phases it is not a linear progression and will be different for every person.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: a normal human reaction to an extreme or abnormal situation. Each person has a different threshold for what is perceived as a traumatic event. PTSD is not a rare or unusual occurrence, in fact, many people experience PTSD as a result of a traumatic experience such as rape or sexual assault. You may be experiencing PTSD if you have experienced the following symptoms for at least a month:
Pregnancy: Because rape, just like consensual sex, can lead to pregnancy, it is important for female victims to be tested after an assault. If you need additional information visit Medline Plus
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Victims of sexual violence are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Some survivors of sexual assault may get so depressed that they think about ending their own life. Suicidal thoughts should be taken very seriously.
Effects for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault:
Body Memories: when the memories of the abuse you experienced take the form of physical problems that cannot be explained by the usual means (medical examinations, etc.). These maladies are often called “psychosomatic symptoms” which does not, as many people think, mean that it is “in your head.” Rather, it means that the symptoms are due to the connection between the mind and the body. Physical problems that can come of these somatic memories include:
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Numerous sites will come up. Learn as much as you can on the subject.
Knowledge is the key to prevention and healing.