Its been more than two years. That’s right, about two and a half freakin years for the Canadian justice system to finally put accused sexual predator Neil Joynt on trial.
Fist story here OHL Billet Facing Sex Abuse Allegations Second story here Former OHL Billet Neil Joynt Is Charged With Additional Sex Crime
First of all, what the hell is wrong with this Canadian system that it takes two and a half years to get a person accused of this shit to trial?!
But it gets better. Because of the Canadian laws it took almost a half a year for anyone to be aware that this guy was even charged! Yeah, the law kept the guy from being named publicly and he could have gone on being a billet father if he wanted to!
Tell me that’s not totally #@%* up!
Now to be fair, Joynt isn’t accused of having abused young hockey players we are aware of. But he was an extremely well known billet father for the Kingston Frontenacs. In fact he was the longest serving OHL billet father in history, serving 33 years.
The charges are alleged to have taken place over the course of three decades when Joynt was a Gym teacher in the Kingston school system.
Graphic testimony was heard by the 7 men and 5 women sitting in the jury box via video conference from a now 69 year old victim.
The victim when refusing Joynt’s alleged advances, went from an “A” grade in gym class to a barely passing “D” grade, for no explicable reason. Nope, nothing to see there folks.
I am sure defense attorney’s will claim the victim suddenly forgot how to do pull ups or simply show up and participate. You know, cause after someone you don’t want groping you is in charge of your class and you really want to show up to see them?!
Now what’s this got to do with Junior Hockey? Well, what if there are others charged and not being reported on because the law wont let their names be released to the public? Yeah, you might want to know who your kid is living with if he’s up north wouldn’t you?
I mean how messed up is it that the guy who got a drunk driving last Saturday night is freakin vilified in his local paper on Monday, but an accused child molester gets his identity protected? Seriously, wtf is wrong with that?
Its all good though. The guy isn’t working for the school system any more. Yep, he is retired. Out on bail. In his 70’s and even if he gets convicted, whats the penalty? The last few years of his life in jail? No real penalty if you look at it that way. But lets keep all the names of those kinds of people private. You know, because the guy who had one too many beer Friday night is so much more dangerous.
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