Child Pornography CONVICTION - May 12, 2015
Interference CONVICTION - January 17, 2013
Interference CONVICTION - January 29, 2012
Other appearances before the court
to "Peace Bond" denied December 23, 2011
As of February 16, 2017
the author of this site has yet to find charges previous
to this date that might explain why there was a "Peace
Bond" placed on the subject of this page.
a. Sexual Assault
b. Breach of Peace Bond
Obstruction of Justice
d. Uttering Threats
Invitation to sexual touching
f. Sexual touching
A computer disk containing pornographic images of a
youth under age 16 was found in Pater’s
possession. no charges were laid
1. One time for 20 years
2. Second time for
Considered an untreatable sex offender as reported
Jan 18, 2013 "Pater was unable to complete sex
offender counseling because of his “serial
incarceration for similar kinds of offences,”
"Once released from jail, Pater will not be
required to take any counseling, since previous
psychological assessments have noted his low
intelligence have made him untreatable, despite his
“high risk to re-offend sexually with
Judge denies peace bond changes for
By Alberni Valley
23, 2011 04:00 PM
December 26, 2011 03:303 PM
A provincial court judge has denied an application by
an Alberni man who didn’t want his neighbours
notified about a peace bond that forbids him to be in
contact with anyone under age 16.
Judge MacCarthy denied the application made by Shaun
Pater, 32, in Port Alberni provincial court on Thursday.
Pater’s inconvenience with public notification
“Must be trumped by the greater good,” Judge
MacCarthy said. “Therefore the peace bond should
In the background presentation to MacCarthy, defense
lawyer Jordan Watt said that Pater was originally
charged with a series of sex offenses stemming from two
In exchange for the staying the charges, Pater
entered into a specific type of peace bond for 12 months
that is targeted at persons who police fear will commit
a sexual offense against persons under age 16.
Two of the bond’s conditions forbid him to have
contact with anyone under age 16, and to stay away from
places where persons under 16 congregate.
Because there are people under the age of 16 living
in the building where Pater resides, B.C. Corrections
policy requires them to notify neighbours of Pater’s
bond conditions, and that's the crux of his application.
This was what Pater wanted overturned.
Community corrections require that Pater notify them
of his residence.
Pater has lived in the same apartment for eight
years, and didn’t want his neighbours to be told
about his peace bond. If the conditions were removed
there'd be no reason for them to be told.
Pater maintains his apartment but is staying with a
friend and is inconvenienced by paying rent in two
places. He would have concerns for his safety if
notification were to occur.
“This is contrary to the presumption of
innocence,” Watt said. “He is on bail and
“My client just wants to return home to live in
peace,” Watt said. “The risk is just not
there with him.”
Corrections officials have been difficult to deal
with regarding the matter, and Pater is to appear in
court later for allegedly threatening one, Watt said.
The corrections service, their policies, and Pater’s
dealings with them aren’t before the courts, nor
is his inconvenience, prosecutor Gordon Baines said.
“Mr. Pater feeling unnecessarily harassed by
corrections’ public notification is not for you to
determine,” Baines told MacCarthy.
The order doesn’t prevent Pater from living in
his apartment. He can do so, “But corrections has
the right to notify the public,” Baines said.
The bond was supposed to be in place for one year and
there are three months remaining.
The charges against Pater that were stayed included
invitation to sexual touching, sexual touching and
sexual assault. A computer disk containing pornographic
images of a youth under age 16 was found in Pater’s
The images “aren’t of adults having sex
with babies,” Watt said. “It’s a minor
that he was in a relationship with.”
Pater agreed to the conditions when he signed the
bond, which provides a measure of protection to the
public and to persons under age 16, MacCarthy said.
“I would be remiss by permitting significant
variation to it,” he said in dismissing the
[Edited to clarify bond conditions.]
Alberni man gets jail time for
by Wawmeesh G. Hamilton –
Alberni Valley News
posted Jan 29, 2012 at 9:00 PM—
updated Jan 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM
A 32-year-old Port
Alberni man has been sentenced to six months in prison
and three years probation for sex crimes against a girl
under the age of 16.
According to provincial prosecutor Gordon Baines,
Judge T. Dohm netted out the sentence to Shaun Pater on
Friday, Jan 27, in Port Alberni provincial court.
Pater pled guilty to one count of sexual
interference. Other charges including sexual assault,
breach of peace bond and obstruction of justice were
In addition, Pater will have to give a DNA sample to
the criminal data bank, as well as register as an
offender under the sex offender information registry act
for 20 years.
Pater’s sentence was a joint submission between
the prosecution and defense. He will likely serve his
sentence at the Wilkinson Road correctional facility in
In a separate matter involving Pater, the crown
stayed a charge involving uttering threats against a
probation officer. Pater is to have no contact with the
officer when he finishes his jail sentence.
Pater’s sentence stems from an incident that
occurred on Jan. 17 of this year.
According to Baines, Pater picked up an 18-year-old
male friend and his girlfriend who is under age 16, and
drove them back to his residence and left them there.
At the residence, the 18-year-old and his girlfriend
had sex. Afterward, the boyfriend told the girl he
wanted her have sex with Pater. The girl refused at
first, but the boyfriend told her he loved her and
wanted this so she relented and had sex with Pater, who
just returned. Later, Pater drove the girl home.
On Jan. 22, the girl confided the incident to her
grandmother, who immediately took her to police to tell
what had happened.
Within an hour of the girl giving the statement, and
with no prompting by police, the 18-year-old man arrived
at the RCMP station and gave a statement in which he
refuted everything his girlfriend just said, insisting
that nothing happened between her and Pater.
Investigators re-interviewed the 18-year-old, who
initially stuck to his statement. But investigators
confronted him with two inconsistencies and the man
The man admitted that the incident did happen, and
also admitted that Pater coached him on what to say
before giving his first statement to police.
Edited to reflect exact charge.
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Repeat Alberni sex offender
sentenced – January
18, 2013 which links
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Repeat Alberni sex offender sentenced
by Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley
18, 2013 at 5:00 PM
A Port Alberni man convicted
of a sex crime involving a minor won’t serve any
more jail time for the offence.
In Port Alberni Provincial Court on Jan. 17, Judge T.
Dohm sentenced Shaun Pater, 32, to time served (three
months) plus one day in custody for sexual interference
with a girl under the age of 16. Pater appeared via
video from Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre
in Victoria, where he had been incarcerated for another
Conditions that apply to Pater’s release from
the conviction include registering with the federal sex
offender database for life; providing a sample of his
DNA to the federal crime data bank; and to have no
contact with the victim or persons under 16.
The sentence was jointly submitted by the Crown
counsel and Pater’s attorney, and accepted by
The offense Pater was convicted of Thursday
originally occurred from August 2010 to January 2011,
facts read before the court noted.
The complainant was 15 years old when she was first
introduced to Pater by a male school friend.
In the summer of 2010, Pater picked the girl and a
friend up from a party and brought them to his
residence. He gave her alcohol and cigarettes before
groping then having sex with her.
Pater followed the same pattern over the next six
months: contacting the girl by e-mail or Facebook,
meeting her, plying her with alcohol and cigarettes then
The girl estimated this happened 10 times between
August 2010 and January 2011. She tried telling Pater
once that what he was doing was wrong but the offences
In January of 2012, the girl learned Pater was in
jail after hearing about it on a radio news report (he
had been jailed for different offences). She felt safe
from harm, and accompanied by an adult supporter
disclosed her ordeal with Pater to RCMP.
The girl’s victim impact statement noted that
she wrestles self esteem and self respect issues, an
inability to trust and form relationships, and blames
herself for what happened.
In quoting from a pre-sentencing report, Pater’s
lawyer Donald McKay said Pater has the mind of a 14-
16-year-old and has limited cognitive ability.
A pre-sentence and forensic report, both ordered last
year, stated Pater was previously combative and
uncooperative with probation authorities, even
threatening a staff member on one occasion.
Pater was unable to complete sex offender counselling
because of his “serial incarceration for similar
kinds of offences,” Dohm said.
The reports note that Pater admitted responsibility
in the matter to a point. According to him, the sexual
relationship wasn’t forced but was rather
consensual. The girl maintains that it was forced and
was always preceded by alcohol.
Pater will be back in court on Jan. 25 to face sexual
assault charges from an incident that occurred on Dec.
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Pater punished over porn
by David Wiwchar – Alberni Valley News
May 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM— updated May 12, 2015 at
Serial pedophile Shaun Pater was sentenced in Port
Alberni court Tuesday after pleading guilty to
possession of child pornography and breaching conditions
of his probation.
He was spotted at the Walmart photo lab in Port
Alberni on New Year’s Eve, printing out photos
from a memory stick.
Employees recognized him from media coverage of his
two previous sexual offense convictions, and went into a
back office where a separate computer monitor displayed
the images being processed.
Crown prosecutor Gordon Baines said three of the
pictures were of a young female’s genitalia and
two other photos were of young girls Pater, 34, had been
associating with while on probation.
Walmart employees called police, who found Pater
driving away from Walmart with his brother.
When police pulled over the vehicle, Pater said he
turned to his brother and said “I’m going
back to jail”.
Pater told police the sexual images had been texted
to him by another pedophile he had met in jail. “I
shouldn’t have printed it off, eh,” he was
reported to have said to one of the police
Pater sat in the prisoner’s box Tuesday morning
(May 12, 2015), listening to Crown Counsel listing
charges and events that led up to the offenses.
He sat nervously, occasionally glancing towards the
people in the gallery, wearing a red t-shirt with VIRCC
(Vancouver Island Correctional Center) on the back. His
previously boyish bowl cut now replaced by long,
shoulder length blonde hair curled out at the bottom.
Judge Ted Gouge admitted he was very familiar with
Pater’s case, having recently agreed to relax
probation conditions allowing him to attend family
Christmas dinners with underage relatives. Gouge had
also made a previous order to prevent media from
publishing Shaun Pater’s name, as it was having a
negative effect on his young son at school.
Gouge took the rare step of addressing reporters in
the gallery directly, noting there would be no
publication bans whatsoever in this case.
He sentenced Pater to nine months on the child
pornography charge, and a further three months for
breaching probation. He was given credit for time served
since his arrest at time-and-a-half, which equaled six
months and 20 days.
He was ordered to stay away from all children under
the age of 16, except his son, and to not access the
Internet through computer, phone, or any other device
for five years.
“I thought it was an appropriate sentence,”
said defense attorney Bobby Movassaghi. “There was
a lot of time put into it by defense and the Crown.”
“There will always be people who think that no
time is enough time for offenders like Mr. Pater,”
said Baines. “We have to seek sentences that are
consistent with those imposed by judges in other cases.
We can’t go in excess of that just because we have
strong feelings towards the offender or the offenses
that they’ve committed,” he said. “It’s
important to note that why these cases came to light is
because of prior media coverage. The importance of these
offenses being reported upon can’t be emphasized
When given an opportunity to address the court
directly, Pater said “I feel bad for my family,
for my son who was unable to attend school for two weeks
after the story came out in the paper”.
Baines said Pater’s lack of remorse towards his
victims “speaks for itself”.
Once released from jail, Pater will not be required
to take any counseling, since previous psychological
assessments have noted his low intelligence have made
him untreatable, despite his “high risk to
re-offend sexually with underage females”.
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Pornography explained under Canada's Criminal Code
For adults with a criminal conviction, there’s
a big change in terms of consequences. The standard for
adults that are tried, convicted and receive a criminal
conviction is that it’s not permanent, but for
most people, it may as well be.
A criminal conviction in Canada, with no suspensions,
will last up to 80 years before being struck from the
record as standard. In some exceptional cases, this
duration will be increased to 100 years. Unlike minors,
adults only have an automatic strike from the records
decades after the conviction. Otherwise, the only way
that a discharge or “erasure” of a criminal
record occurs is through a special action taken to
suspend the record.
I hereby advocate for the Criminal Justice System of
British Columbia take moves to have: Shaun Neil Pater
AKA Shaun Neil Roth AKA Shawn Pater AKA Shaun ROTH and
sometimes known as “Shane”, of the city of
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada declared a
“High-Risk Person” as laid out under
Recognizances: Conditions for High-Risk Persons
as designed for the protection of child(ren) found here
© 2017 Shaun
Neil Patet aka Shawn Pater aka Shaun Roth aka Shane
enough is ENOUGH