Peel Regional Police - Ontario sex offender registry.
April 6, 2001
TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - Peel Regional Police are pleased to announce
that they are ready for implementation of the Ontario Sex Offender Registry.
This law has come about as a result of Bill 31, more commonly known as
'Christopher's Law'. This new legislation allows for tracking the movements of
convicted and paroled sex offenders within Ontario. This Bill is expected to
be passed into law later this month.
Christopher Stephenson, an eleven-year-old Brampton youth was abducted,
sexually assaulted, and murdered by Joseph FREDERICKS, a convicted pedophile,
while on parole in 1988. "Our Police Service has taken a very active role in
lobbying both the Provincial and Federal Governments for this piece of
legislation and have worked very closely with Jim and Ann Stephenson,
Christopher's parents," stated Inspector Ken Cull, Officer-In-Charge of Crimes
A designated full time sex offender registrar will work closely with
federal and provincial institutions, as well as probation and parole to ensure
that convicted sex offenders released into our Region are registered on the
The Central Registry is located at O.P.P. Headquarters in Orillia and can
be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Peel Regional Police.
Deputy Chief Ron Bain, who was the Officer-In-Charge of the Christopher
Stephenson investigation stated, "This is an excellent investigative tool, but
more importantly it will allow Police to proactively monitor the movements of
sex offenders in our area."
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