Seven men convicted here of sex crimes against kids abroad
Since Bill C-27 amended the Criminal Code of Canada to help
prevent child sex tourism, seven men have been convicted in this
country. (to my knowledge as of 04/13/2017)
1: James McTurk Retired postal worker [paedophile Cuba over a
period of 20 years+]
2: Donald Bakker - Hotel employee [paedophile Cambodia and
3: Kenneth Klassen - Art gallery owner [paedophile Columbia and
Joao Jose Correirra Duarte aka John Duarte Former Priest
5: Denis Rochefort - Aid worker - humanitarian worker
6: Armand Huard - Former Priest – humanitarian worker
7: Jashua Robert Tremblay – Travelled twice to
interact with a minor female [paedophile Ireland from Ft.
McMurray, Alberta, Canada]
Fri., March 15, 2013
Seven men are known to have been convicted in Canada for sexual
crimes against children outside the country since Bill C-27
amended the Criminal Code to prohibit child sex tourism. They are:
Huard and >Denis
Rochefort, of Quebec. Convicted in 2008 of assaults on boys
in Haiti, where they had been working as missionaries. Huard
received three years imprisonment; Rochefort got two years in
prison and three years of probation.
Duarte, of Windsor, Ont. Arrested in the Dominican Republic,
Duarte was returned to Canada and pleaded guilty to three charges
of sexual interference regarding teenagers in Haiti. He was
sentenced in 2010 to 18 months in prison plus three years of
Klassen, of British Columbia. After unsuccessfully
challenging the Criminal Code amendment allowing Canadians to be
prosecuted here for crimes overseas, he pleaded guilty to charges
involving more than 12 underage girls in Columbia and Cambodia.
He was sentenced in 2010 to 11 years in prison.
Sources: Beyond Borders, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Original posting did not include the following:
McTurk >became the first Canadian convicted of
sex crimes committed against children in Cuba, admitting to one
count of making child pornography, another of importing child
pornography, three counts of sexual interference involving
touching young girls with his mouth, hands and penis, and a final
count of invitation to sexual touching.
In an interview with detectives after his arrest, McTurk
said he knew one of the grandmothers of the girls in the images,
who he met two decades ago in Cuba.
“She was on the beach and was hungry, so he fed
her,” Stanford told the court. “He
maintained contact with her and stayed with her and her family
regularly when he visited Cuba. He gave her a couple hundred
pesos — approximately $240 — each time he visited.”
Robert Tremblay Fort McMurray sexual predator
sentenced to 4.5 years. Tremblay established an online
relationship with the 13-year-old Irish girl in September 2012.
He groomed her for 14 months, then flew to Dublin twice to spend
time with her. The trysts were described in court as 'sex
Addendum: Dennice A. D. I. Goudie whose sources
are on the linked files for >James McTurk and Jashua Robert