to "Peace Bond" denied December
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.
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 underage females."
denies peace bond changes for Alberni man
By Alberni Valley News Published: December 23, 2011
04:00 PM Updated: December 26, 2011 03:303
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
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 incidents.
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
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
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
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 not convicted.
“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,”
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
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 application.
man gets jail time for sexual interference
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 stayed.
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 Victoria.
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 capitulated.
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.
Alberni sex offender sentenced – January
18, 2013 which links to the newspaper article quoted verbatim
and are available online
Repeat Alberni sex offender sentenced
by Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News
posted Jan 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 Judge Dohm.
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 having sex.
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 continued.
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
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. 23, 2012
by David Wiwchar – Alberni Valley News
posted May 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM— updated May 12, 2015 at 6:54 PM
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
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
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
Gouge took the rare step of addressing reporters in the gallery
directly, noting there would be no publication bans whatsoever in
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
“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 enough.”
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
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”.
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.
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 Preventative Recognizances: Conditions
for High-Risk Persons as designed for the protection of child(ren)
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