Protest bravery award for man convicted of sexual assault – and more…
Jess McCabe // 13 September 2008
Guy Armand Raes has just been sentenced to eight months in Canadian prison for sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl. Why, then, is he about to be given an award for bravery by the Queen’s representative in Canada, Governor General Michaëlle Jean?
The judge said Raes had abused his position of power to sexually assault the girl from Airdrie, outside Calgary, whom he was trying to help overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
“What aggravates the situation is that given his age, being a father himself, being a police officer and a person acting as a role model for a struggling, drug-addicted girl who expressed that she did not have anyone as important as Const. Raes in her life, elevates this act to something more than a momentary lapse of judgment,” the judge said.
WitchyWoo has a full breakdown, including these contact details for Jean – everyone should register their protest at this:
To register your protest contact:
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
by email at email@example.com
by phone at (613) 993-8200 (or toll-free in Canada 1 800 465-6890)
by fax at (613) 998-8760
or by mail at
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1
As a sidenote, how fucked up is it that this story about the case still calls Raes a “Hero Mountie” in its headline?
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