OTTAWA, October 12, 2005 ( – The Ontario College of Teachers has decided not to fire a kindergarten teacher after the man was found to be cruising the internet for child pornography on a school computer before the start of classes.

Despite being found guilty of professional misconduct for “reprehensible and appalling” behaviour, 40-year-old Philip Louis King is to resume his duties as a teacher December 9, after a two-year suspension, according to the Toronto Sun.

Another college teacher, 52-year-old Dale Fisher, is also to be re-instated after admitting he accessed child pornography. The decision to reinstate both teachers prompted Toronto child porn unit head, Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie, to comment to the Sun that “every one of these pictures represents a child being tortured,” emphasizing that to allow these men to return to their positions is “too big a risk to take.”

Meanwhile, an Ottawa Citizen report revealed that even the military does not fire soldiers convicted of sex offences including child pornography charges. Of 13 soldiers convicted in 2003 and 2004, only four had been let go, including one man found with over 100 child pornography pictures on a military computer.

A former Canadian military general and Conservative defence critic, Gordon O’Connor, emphasized that there is no reason for sex offenders to be allowed to remain in the military. “Military people who are found guilty of this … are out, and I don’t care if it’s war or peace,” he said. “. . . Why did we send a convicted sex pervert to Afghanistan?” he asked of Defence Minister Bill Graham. “What about (protecting) females and children (there) from sex offenders?”

A new measure before the Senate, Bill S-39, proposes to mandate that military sex offenders be subject to the same surveillance as civilian sex offenders, including registration in the national sex offender registry that tracks their whereabouts.

In addition to the above, a Kitchener, Ontario, judge has thrown out a child pornography charge despite police evidence that the man charged had possession of child pornography on his computer.

Gregory James was initially charged and admitted to assaulting his wife in 2002. Police later allowed him to remove his personal belongings except for a computer from his home. James’ wife asked police to check the computer for evidence of child pornography. Superior Court Justice Stephen Glithero ruled that “The accused’s wife did not have the authority to give a valid consent to the search,” according to a CanWest News Service report. “This was simply a fishing expedition undertaken by the police, at the wife’s request, so as to satisfy her suspicion,” the judge wrote in his decision issued last month but only recently released.

In 1997, after a judge gave a pedophile a slap on the wrist – two years less a day for sexually abusing about two dozen young boys – one of the man’s victims, Martin Kruze, committed suicide. Other victims of Gordon Stuckless, the former Maple Leaf Gardens equipment manager, stormed out of court noting that the judge had hurt them just as much as did the attacks.

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