Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT076 - (RCMP-Child-Abuse) OTTAWA. x-17s. Calling the case "gut-wrenching," an Ottawa judge has found a suspended R-C-M-P counter-terrorism officer guilty on a raft of assault charges after hearing how the accused chained up his 11-year-old son in the basement and tormented and burned him with a barbeque lighter. Members of the group Bikers Against Child Abuse sat in the courtroom as the decision was read. Their leader, who identified himself only as Titan, says responsibility for what happened to the young boy stretches beyond the parents, and that people shouldn't remain silent when they suspect a child is being mistreated. ("..this does happen.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Justice Robert Maranger says evidence presented at trial of how the adolescent was abused, confined, burned, beaten, assaulted and starved was "unequivocal and overwhelming. …

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