Daycare child sex abuser asking for bail pending appeal

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 11/27/2012 12:11:00 PM

It's been five days since William Parsons was sentenced to three years behind bars for sexually abusing little girls at his late wife's DDO daycare.

And CJAD News has learned that the 72-year-old is now asking the Quebec Court of Appeal to be released while he appeals the verdict.

His lawyer argued this morning that detention is not necessary in this case and the public would not lose trust in the justice system because of the particular circumstances: Parsons is elderly and in poor health, which could be worsened by being imprisoned.

But the crown strongly disagreed.

"It would be against public interest and would shock social values," crown prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos told CJAD News. He argued before the court that the public would lose confidence in the justice system should Parsons be released while his appeal is underway. Bail is normally considered for people who are presumed innnocent of a crime. Galiatsatos said Parsons was convicted of sexually molesting three girls aged three to five at the time over a period of eight to 15 months.

"This is a crime that is the most odious of the most disgusting crimes that exists in Canadian criminal law or in any other criminal law or justice system," Galiatsatos said.

The judge hands down his ruling in the next few days.

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  1. ron posted on 11/27/2012 01:12 PM
    We lost confidence in the justice system when you gave him the flimsy sentence. the public already knows he will re offend. why roll the dice when the safety of children is concerned.
    1. Jenny posted on 11/28/2012 03:29 PM
      @ron Only in Quebec could these monsters thrive because they know NOTHING will happen to them. I say forget about granting him bail. Place him in a high detention centre and advise the inmtes on what he did to those little kids. THAT WOULD BE JUSTICE.
  2. Sandra posted on 11/27/2012 02:31 PM
    We have no justice system when it comes to protecting our children. 3 years... how horrible the parents of these children must feel. Parsons was not concerned about his health when he was molesting these little girls....he seems in good health then right? I would lock him up for the remainder of his life and not to give him special treatment by not putting him in with the rest of the bad boys.... they too have daughters.... throw him in the general prison system.... and throw away the keys.
    3 Years.... we have no justice sytem. You spend more time with unpaid parking tickets in the prison system. This is disgusting and a waste of our tax payers money.
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