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    January 2020

    Saskatoon man sent to prison for using cigarettes and pornography to groom 10-year-old for sexual acts

    Colin Woolsey has history of abusing young women

     
       Colin Woolsey is shown speaking at a Baptist dinner in B.C in an undated picture. The pedophile will spend three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. (Summerland Baptist Church)

    Bad things happen when Colin Woolsey hits the bottle: armed robberies, dangerous driving, downloading internet porn, sexual assault of little girls.

    The 55-year-old Saskatoon man is going to prison for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl between 2006 and 2007.

     

    Woolsey used cigarettes and pornography to "groom" the little girl for sexual acts.

    T has blamed herself. I wish to make it absolutely clear to T that what happened was not her fault. None of it.- Justice Richard Danyliuk, speaking about the victim, identified as T

    According to an agreed statement of facts presented at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon, the abuse began with Woolsey touching her breasts and exposing his penis.

    He went on to give her beer and cigarettes, eventually using pornography to instruct her how perform oral sex. The abuse ended, for no clear reason, when she turned 11.

    The woman confronted him about what happened in 2018. She also went to police. Woolsey pleaded guilty to sexual assault and invitation to touching for a sexual purpose in October 2019.

    In a 38-page sentencing decision, Justice Richard Danyliuk characterized Woolsey's actions as "repugnant." During sentencing Monday, he read aloud parts of the judgment to the victim, who was in the courtroom. She is referred to as "T."

    "T has blamed herself. I wish to make it absolutely clear to T that what happened was not her fault. None of it," he said in the decision.

    "She was a child at the time and did not have the knowledge or experience to deal with the sexuality this man forced upon her."

    Woolsey's history of being alcoholic scofflaw

    Danyliuk noted that most of the offences on Woolsey's criminal record were driven by alcohol. He began drinking around age 12 and was regularly intoxicated as an adult.

    "While he indicates that in those years (of the assault) he was still in the grip of alcohol addiction, Mr. Woolsey does not offer that by way of reason or excuse," Danyliuk wrote.

    "It is simply a statement of fact."

    Danyliuk said Woolsey's criminal history shows a troubling trend. In the first five years of his adulthood, he was convicted of participating in an armed robbery, two drunk driving episodes and possessing stolen property.

    "In the second 'phase' of his criminal conduct, Mr. Woolsey switched from one type of criminality to another," he wrote.

    "This more recent phase of his criminal conduct is even darker and more disturbing than the first since the second phase involved child pornography and 'hands-on' sexual abuse of children."

    In 2011, he was convicted of sexual interference and sexual assault for offences from 2000. And then in 2013, he was convicted of sexual assault for a 2006 offence involving a girl under 16.

    Danyliuk said the only thing Woolsey seemed to have learned from his brushes with the law is to seek out more vulnerable victims.

    Retrieved from: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-man-sent-to-prison-for-using-cigarettes-and-pornography-to-groom-10-year-old-for-sexual-acts-1.5433526

    Published on: January 20th, 2020

    • Posted By: Dan Zakreski - CBC News
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