Lap dance was hooking: Judge By SAM PAZZANO -- Courts Bureau Toronto Sun
Strippers who thrust their breasts into the faces of clothed patrons are committing "lewd acts of prostitution," an Ontario judge found yesterday in what a Crown attorney called a "landmark decision on lap dancing."
Justice Bruce Young convicted an absent Romeo Caringi, 45, of keeping a common bawdy house at the now-closed Diamond Dolls bar at 4749 Keele St. Caringi's strippers brushed their breasts on the faces of clothed undercover police officers in May 1999, said Young in his judgment.
Other acts that the judge deemed as sexual included the strippers putting their faces and exhaling into the customers' crotches and inviting the customers to kiss their nipples.
"These were lewd acts for payment for the purpose of sexual gratification -- that was certainly what was going on," Young said.
"(Caringi) knew acts of prostitution were going on and he was willfully blind to stop them and he actively encouraged the acts."
At trial, Caringi, of Woodbridge Ave., Woodbridge, denied there was any "funny business" at the club and said bouncers were instructed to alert him if they saw any illicit acts.
Crown attorney Calvin Barry said the judge's decision is a "landmark judgment by a senior judge" that expands the definition of acts of prostitution by lap dancers. "You don't need sexual intercourse or masturbation or fellatio being performed to be considered an act of prostitution," Barry said.
Jan. 12, 2004. 06:42 AM Deliberated over four days in gang-related shooting death Victim's family distraught; accused plan to hug children PETER SMALL STAFF REPORTER
Two Toronto men have been found not guilty in the gang-related shooting of a Christie Boys strongman in a west-end bar.
Alejandro Vivar, 23, showed little emotion and stared straight ahead in the courtroom, while James Tamburini, 28, sighed with relief after the jury's verdict was read out yesterday, bringing to an end their first-degree murder trial.
But the mother of Gary Malo, 26, who was shot once in the chest and once in the head at close range last Feb. 23 in Jose's Cafe, cried and shouted in Spanish. Guards escorted her from the courtroom on the orders of Mr. Justice Michael Dambrot.
A man who was with her rose in anger but was ordered to sit down by security guards, who were reinforced by a half-dozen police officers at the University Ave. courthouse.
Another close relative of Malo's, looking flushed and devastated, sobbed uncontrollably and was comforted by friends.
The two accused, who spent 20 months in jail awaiting trial, hugged family members and supporters after they walked from the courtroom. They were freed by the judge on $5,000 bail on charges of obstructing justice related to the case.
"I feel wonderful," Vivar said. "I would just like to thank my lawyer, John Struthers, for having faith and believing in my innocence, and I'd just like to thank my family for their support and I'd just like to thank God for being there for me."
He said the first thing he was going to do last night was hug his 3-year-old son. "I feel great," echoed Tamburini, the father of a 3-year-old girl. "I just want to go home and hug my daughter."
The trial shone such a spotlight on gangs, guns and drugs in the Bloor St. W. and Ossington St. area that the judge warned jurors not to let that cloud their judgment. The two men were not being tried for their lifestyles, he said.
The jury heard about cocaine deals gone sour, revenge beatings, brutal robberies and pistol-whippings, much of it allegedly inspired by Vivar.
Crown Attorney Calvin Barry alleged that Tamburini helped Vivar, who was a member of the Latino Americanos (LA Boys), lure Malo to the bar to kill him in revenge for his shaking down and beating fellow LA Boys members.
But the crown's case was built almost entirely on the testimony of two brothers — Frank "Tools" Jocko, 27, and Chris "Smokey" Jocko, 25 — who were backup muscle for the LA Boys and allowed their parents' Concord Ave. home to be used as a gang clubhouse.
They testified that Vivar pulled the trigger of a .38-calibre revolver after Tamburini bolted the bar's front door to trap Malo, according to the crown.
But defence lawyers argued the Jocko brothers fingered Vivar and Tamburini to cover their own role in the killing.
The judge warned that evidence from these two star crown witnesses should be viewed "with the greatest care and caution" because of their unsavoury character.
The brothers stashed LA Boys guns, stolen goods and drugs in their parents' home. Chris Jocko admitted to robbing people at gunpoint.
Even more damaging to their credibility, they admitted to lying to police and perjuring themselves at the preliminary hearing.
Vivar took the stand last month and denied pulling the trigger, claiming instead that in the minutes before the shooting, he tried to defuse an angry confrontation over money between Malo and the Jocko brothers.
After Malo suddenly charged toward the brothers, they rose to face him shoulder to shoulder, blocking Vivar's view, he said.
Vivar testified that he then heard two shots. "I see Malo drop and at that second I just wanted to get out," he said. "We were in shock."
The only other eyewitness to testify against the accused, Malo's friend, R.S. Gill, identified Vivar as the shooter. But his identification can have "no significant value," the judge said. The jury deliberated for 27 hours over four days before reaching its verdict, coming back seven times with questions for the judge.
At one point, the jury sent a note indicating that two like-minded members said they would not change their minds no matter what. Dambrot urged the four female and eight male jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict.
Crown counsel Barry said he respected the result. "Cases with gang allegations and ties are always going to be problematic because a lot of our witnesses are not choir boys," he said. "You don't get them from a casting agency."
Detective-Sergeant Al Comeau said he was extremely disappointed with the verdict. "We had three witnesses who all saw the same person pull the trigger and execute Gary Malo," he said. He said he was particularly disappointed, considering the efforts Toronto police are making to fight street gangs.
Struthers, who with co-counsel J.S. Vijaya defended Vivar, said he was relieved at the verdict. "In this day and age when there is so much publicity about guns and drugs and gangs, the mere aura makes it very difficult to concentrate on the case at hand." "The only evidence they had came from the ever-changing word of two admitted perjurers," she said. "We're ecstatic.
Escort agency sent HIV positive women Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 1999 8:46 AM ET CBC News
A Toronto court has heard that an escort agency, with hundreds of clients, knowingly sent out women who were HIV positive, to provide sexual services.
The trial involves 32 year old Mark Lukacko of mississauga. He was manager of an agency in Etobicoke that operated under the names, Sweet Escorts, Sweet Sensations and Exotica. An undercover officer said that two years ago she answered an ad, and was hired as a prostitute. she was told she would be paid 80 dollars an hour she would be expected to provide her own condoms.
The prosecution says it will introduce files the agency kept on its employees. Three of those files have notes on the back about the health risk posed by three escorts. Prosecutor Calvin Barry says the agency's client list will also be entered as evidence, later in the trial.
National Post Arts & LifeTuesday, March 7, 2006 SHINANGOVANI
If we could have read his mind... Gordon Lighfoot joined a cast of characters, including a psychic, a criminal lawyer and a Latina firecracker, at a party in his honour.
Gordon Lightfoot is combing his hair.I'm in an elevator with the great, groovy geezer-crooner having coincidentally arrived with him at a partyin his honour. He's flying solo. Looking swell. His lips, as always appear as though they are fighting back aghastly grin. When the elevator reaches its summit, Lightfoot sneaks his comb into his back pocket - where else? - andwe stumble out to meet our host, the matchless Canadian PR man and celebrity hand-holder Gino Empry." My bartender hasn't shown up!" Empry exclaims almost by way of a greeting. Lightfoot doesn't seem tomind. Nor do any of the many other guests in Empry's party penthouse.Parly a scene out of cafe society (the kind we don't see anymore), partly an orgy of the golden-oldievariety, the night some weeks back is filled with many familiar faces. There's Dini Petty, who used to beCanada's Oprah. There's Art Eggleton, who used to be Toronto's mayor. There's Moses Znaimer, who used to be the Ruler of All.With theatre-red curtains flanked by the winding windows, a panoramic view of the city fills up before us, including a close-up of the edgy Primrose Hotel- with the "e" in the Primrose sign perilously burnt-out! There is, inevitably enough, some zebra on the floor, some figurines from places like Fiji and a Vegas-worthycollection of showbiz knacks. In the library, for instance, every diva is accounted for - Liz, Liza, Marilyn,Nancy Reagan - and there is a tape and DVD for seemingly every significant film of the last century.(Curiously though, most of the DVDs are still intact in their bubble-wrap!)There is song and what some might classify as dance. A woman who does a dead-on Marlene Dietrich sings her lungs out, accompanied by a man on the piano.The up-and-coming torch singer Serafin does his thing, wowing us with his rendition of Etta James 'At Last'. The final performer is less convincing all around. A Latina firecracker with a surfeit of enthusiasm and an apparentl oveo f telenovelass, he really drives home her act.Like cream-cheese taking to a poppy seed bagel she does her thing while slamming her rear many times into our dear dear Gino.( He half-looks like he's enjoying it.)Lightfoot doesn't utter a note. Why, after all, give away the milk for free, especially when the legendarysinger is about to hit the concert circuit soon in an 11-city tour?" This is definitely not The Spoke," a friend of mine says at one point, as we watch the room full of delightfulgeeks and delicious freaks." Yes, you might say it's the Anti-Spoke, " I reply instantly, thinking right away of the privatem embers' clubdowntown where, increasingly the crowd seems to consist of colour-inside-the-line types with 2.2 kids,women whose sole idea of adventure is Pilates and a vast solar system of UCC grads. (Don't get me wrong: I like UCC grads. I just don't like too many in one room!) The party plugs along without much punctuation Lightfoot - who's separated from his most recent wife -shows us he still has a way with the ladies." I once had a weekend in one night in Paris," he tells me at onepoint. I can't exactly remember why. Also there for the long haul that night is well-known criminal attorney Calvin Barry."If you ever need alawyer ..." he says to moi, handing me - and everyone else - a card'. And last but not least here is the quasi-famous Nikki Layne, Psychic to the Stars - Gino's sometime consort-in all her fortune-telling blonde beehive-sporting glory. If you could read my mind? Well, yes, love, she could.I SEE, I HEAR...That MTV Canada honcho Brad Schwartz - the plucked from - New York progamming boss who is the subject of some curiosity in TV circles - showed that he's got his finger on the pulse during a party recently at The Beaconsfield on Queen.Bradley performed guest DJ duties at the dusky and trendy bar when he was celebrating there withmembers of his freshly assembled MW team. The pop-culture station - as they're calling it - is set to stormthe airwaves Mar. 21.AND ALSO ...That an overly affectionate fan walked up to Clive Owen when he was sitting at The Drake Hotel a few nightsback minding his own hubba-hubba business She got a little Closer whispered something in his ear, andthen planted one on his lips before the star could get in a single word. Then she bolted just as quickly.
11. HOW DO WE OPERATIONALIZE THE DEFINITION OF TRAFFICKING IN THE UNITED NATIONS PROTOCOL? ORGANIZER Gillian Blackell, Status of Women Canadablackellg@swc-cfc.gc.ca DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this workshop is to present some of the current practices related to prosecuting traffickers and to speculate, based on current practices, on possible challenges in operationalizing the new definition of trafficking in persons. Related to the operationalization of the definition are questions concerning the identification of trafficking victims, the resolution of competing law enforcement and immigration interests, the need to provide protection to trafficking victims etc.
It is hoped that by examining the current process in light of the new definition some research gaps might be identified that would relate directly to an emerging need for developing further government policy in this area.
PRESENTERS Calvin Barry, Crown Prosecutor Gillian Blackell, Status of Women Canada Audry Macklin, University of Toronto Robin Pike, British Columbia Ministry for Child and Family Development Josée Therien, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
TORONTO, OntSupermodel won't step foot in Toronto court -- (Cnews) Supermodel Naomi Campbell won't have to return to Canada to face her accuser. At a hearing in a Toronto courtroom Monday, prosecutor Calvin Barry said Campbell would enter a plea Feb. 2 on a charge she beat up her assistant.
AT FIRST GLANCE, Greg looks much like the other inmates at the Toronto Youth Assessment Centre. Shoulder-length black hair pulled back in a ponytail, he's dressed in standard-issue burgundy T-shirt, sweatpants and running shoes with Velcro fasteners. But Greg is the boss of his cellblock, or what inmates call "the range" - and a symbol of what's wrong with prisons for kids. His territory isn't much to brag about: the cramped cells and cluttered common areas at TYAC smell of rotting food, sweat and smuggled-in cigarettes. Still, Greg (a pseudonym - like all the young offenders in this story, he can't be identified) enjoys the privileges of power. The previous night, he says, he was charged for beating up another inmate but was released from solitary confinement early because another kid on the range agreed to take the blame. And at dinner, a tall skinny kid gets him an extra slice of pizza and exchanges his milk for juice. "I hate milk," Greg explains to a visitor. The source of Greg's power isn't his claim that he is the leader of a Toronto gang (he won't say which one) or the fact that he says he's a TYAC veteran with a mile-long rap sheet (it's his third stint). His strength is his violent "management" style - he says he and his "soldiers" use tightly rolled newspapers as bats to beat on and control other inmates. That's the norm in youth prisons: inmate-on-inmate assaults are so pervasive that one guard at a southern Ontario facility says he'd take "working at an adult penitentiary any day over working with kids who will kill each other at any time." Violence is probably inevitable in youth detention - these aren't choirboys and girls. But the brutality that's become common in juvenile institutions, experts say, is directly related to chronic overcrowding. It's a problem that has crept into the system since the Young Offenders Act was enacted in 1984; Canada's youth incarceration rate has climbed to the highest of any Western nation. And it's a problem the newly minted Youth Criminal Justice Act aims to solve, by sending fewer kids to prison. As of April 1, chronic, repeat offenders or violent criminals will be sent to youth jails, as they were in the past. Most other cases, though, will be referred to community service or restorative justice programs in which victims and offenders meet and work out non-jail sentences together. Roughly 23,000 young offenders were placed in custody in 1999-2000. Of those, 22 per cent committed offences involving violence, and less than one per cent were jailed for murder or manslaughter. But they get thrown into the same centres as the kids serving short sentences for petty theft, vandalism or administrative offences, including failure to appear in court. Being housed with hardcore inmates has a negative effect on low-risk offenders, says University of Western Ontario psychologist Alan Leschied. Prisons for kids are like finishing schools for gang members and career criminals, which fuels Canada's high rate of recidivism. In 1999-2000 - the most recent statistics available for young offenders - 53 per cent of property crimes and 25 per cent of assaults involved those with prior convictions. Those alarming statistics, and the overcrowded prisons, prompted Ottawa to redraft its legislation. Signed into law on April 1, the new act takes its cues from studies that claim the majority of deviant youth behaviour can be turned around without incarceration. "There is a lot of scaremongering that goes on with young offenders but, in reality, most of the offences are minor," says Toronto defence lawyer Brian Scully. "Violent crime hasn't increased, yet youth were getting harsher and longer sentences than many adults." Jeremy, a short and slender 17-year-old, illustrates the rationale behind the new rules. He's been at TYAC for several months, for car theft and a break-and-enter. Sitting on his bunk, Jeremy looks wistfully at photographs of his girlfriend, a pretty blond with bright blue eyes. "I try to call her every day," he says. "But sometimes I can't because the other kids in the dorm take my telephone privileges for themselves." If Greg's the bully, Jeremy's the bullied. When he first arrived, he says, he was soldiered - an act in which a rookie prisoner is beaten by another inmate. Jeremy says he's seen other TYAC rituals: sometimes, inmates tie another kid's hands, feet and neck to one of the metal bed frames with sheets and then beat his exposed torso, or they force their peers to stick their heads in toilets filled with urine and feces and blow bubbles. Jeremy says he's turned to prayer to help him survive. "I pray whenever a fight begins that I am left out," he says. "I pray for the other kids that they don't get hurt." But kids at TYAC do get hurt. An Ontario judge called conditions at TYAC "hellish," and gave one boy, up on charges of mischief and stealing cars, an absolute discharge after he was attacked in the facility last fall. Last autumn, another boy there committed suicide, and Ontario's Chief Advocate with the Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services, Judy Finlay, is reviewing the level of care at TYAC. Finlay noted in a 2000 report that most prisoners spend their days confined to cells or dorms, bored. Frustrated, they set fires, or flood their blocks by plugging toilets with paper and clothing. Eventually, they take out their frustrations on each other. "The public wants kids punished for their crimes," says Finlay. "But we also want them rehabilitated so when they come out they are not a greater risk to society. Nobody wants these kids brutalized." A FAR different form of justice is being meted out in a cosy Calgary home, where 16-year-old Dylan and his parents are meeting with Brian. The boys are munching on potato chips and pretzels and talking sports - specifically, Brian wants to know how Dylan's basketball team is doing. The subject makes the parents and the two boys laugh. After all, it was hoops that caused all of their lives to collide. Two years ago, at 14, Brian was charged with assault causing bodily harm for punching Dylan in the face and breaking his nose at a school basketball game. Brian might have faced jail time for the assault. Instead, the boys agreed to take part in a restorative justice program called conferencing, an option promoted by the new federal act but one that's already been used extensively in Alberta. In effect, it allows victims, offenders and their families to meet and settle the issues themselves. Brian's and Dylan's conference took place at a church, and within minutes of starting, Brian admitted his guilt. He also apologized to Dylan, explaining that he was trying to defend his little brother, who was playing against Dylan on the opposing team, and went too far. The process had profound effects on both sides. Brian got to see the impact of his assault on Dylan and his family. And Dylan's parents say the conference gave them a chance to see that Brian wasn't the "monster" they'd imagined him to be after the attack took place. "He was just like my own son," says Dylan's mother. The boys, meanwhile, discovered they had a lot in common. Dylan's dad, who says he once thought restorative justice to be "bleeding-heart liberal stuff and a way for Brian to avoid punishment," wrote a letter to the court recommending that the charges be dropped. The presiding judge agreed, and the case was resolved. Brian hasn't been in trouble since. "Facing what I did to Dylan was hard," he says. "I would have taken prison over meeting him. It would have been much easier for me to keep blaming someone else for my actions but to take responsibility in front of him and his family was really difficult." Calgary got a head start on conferencing in 1998 at the suggestion of Doug Borch, then a probation officer. Borch, now a coordinator with Calgary's children and youth services, had conducted research for his master's degree in social work that showed criminals were less likely to re-offend if they met their victims and understood the impact of their crimes. The meetings also helped victims deal with their anger and fears of retaliation by speaking to the offenders directly. Calgary's program works on about 150 youth cases a year, which has helped relieve overcrowding at the city's juvenile prison. As well, offenders who have taken part in restorative justice conferences re-offend at a far lower rate than those who are incarcerated. "We've had a lot of success with conferencing," says Brian Holtby, senior counsel at Calgary and Edmonton's Youth Criminal Defence Office. "It's great to see a recognition that conferencing works. As a result, we hope we can do more of it." Alcohol and drug rehabilitation, family reconciliation and school and work programs to re-integrate young offenders into their communities will also become more common under the new act. As for kids who are incarcerated, they will now have to serve at least part of their sentences in the community. That suits Tom, a rough-looking 19-year-old who spent 16 months in custody. "There is no such thing as a positive experience in a youth jail," says Tom, who was found guilty of assault with a weapon causing bodily harm in 1999. "The general attitude of a lot of serious offenders is that they can get away with anything. Drug treatment programs in prison are a joke. Jail is just daycare." He adds: "Inmates don't take responsibility for their crimes or think about the good things they want to do when they get out. It's just a cycle: you get out, do another crime and go back in again." Tom was then addicted to methamphetamines, had few job skills and had no money for college, so it would have been easy for him to fall back into his old habits. A social worker and Tom's parents helped him get his act together. He managed to complete high school behind bars, and now, out of prison, he's off hard drugs, working part-time and is enrolled in a welding program at community college. The new act has garnered a lot of praise, but it has its critics, too. The act has a set of guidelines recommending which types of crimes will result in prison sentences and which ones won't. Politicians in Quebec - which already has one of the lowest rates of incarceration - don't want their courts to be governed by the guidelines. And some Ontario officials are also against the act. A decade of cutbacks have left the province without the community-service infrastructure to handle the increased number of kids. As a result, justice officials say some kids, who have committed minor offences post April 1, aren't even being charged because there's no room in the system. "The new act is going to make it easier for kids to escape punishment," says Calvin Barry, a Toronto Crown prosecutor. "The old act was bad enough. Kids were showing up in court, offence after offence, and getting two days in jail as their sentences - slaps on their wrists. I heard prosecutors and police refer to the old system as Smurf court and the Goof Act. With the new act, kids won't even get their slaps in court." Serious offenders, however, will not get off so lightly. Children who commit heinous crimes will still go to prison. And even though they will be tried in a juvenile court, under the new act they could be handed an adult sentence that is longer than the maximum juvenile term of three years. That's a change that Theresa McCuaig wishes had come earlier. On October 25, 1995, an Ottawa gang called Ace Crew beat her grandson, Sylvain Leduc, 17, to death. A 17-year-old girl, with a long list of prior convictions including assault, had instigated the brutal slaying. McCuaig hoped the girl would be tried in adult court in the belief that a longer sentence was a more just punishment. A judge denied the Crown's request for a transfer and the girl spent a mere 18 months in a halfway house and then 18 months on parole. "Offenders need to be given the proper time to be turned around," says McCuaig. "A kid is not going to do this in 18 months, in open custody, in a halfway house." FOR SOME KIDS, the new act comes too late. Patrick, for instance, never wanted to be a career criminal. There was a time when the one-time honour-roll student harboured dreams of becoming a fireman. But Patrick's unstable upbringing dampened his dreams. Since he was a small child, he and his single mother, who suffers from manic depression, have battled physically with one another. Patrick, now 17, says he probably would have been taken out of her care at age 7 if he had reported it. But he stayed. He travelled with his mum as she pursued boyfriends and work in one Canadian city after another. The instability took a heavy toll. Patrick lost a year of school. Last June, his mother kicked him out of their house in Calgary, saying she couldn't take the fighting anymore. Within two weeks of moving into a youth shelter, Patrick committed his first crime, an attempted mugging, with two kids he'd met at the centre. He spent a couple of weeks in prison. He returned home to his mother, but shortly after, she threw him out again. He stayed with one of his mum's ex-boyfriends for awhile, then began living on the streets. The teenager, who used to enjoy snowboarding, became depressed. He beat up a kid at school who had been teasing him, and found himself facing assault charges. Soon after, he and some boys from another youth shelter robbed a liquor store. Then, on Valentine's Day, Patrick attempted to rob a convenience store with a fake gun. "I don't know why," he says. "I guess I was testing myself, seeing what I could get away with." Patrick was apprehended by police and sent to live at a residence for homeless kids in trouble with the law called Raido, which is the rune for travel and journey. At Raido, Patrick talked about returning to school and finding a part-time job. But when he was charged for some old offences and faced the prospect of more jail time, he stole a car and tried to get away. He got caught and now resides in a B.C. penitentiary. David Staines, Raido's program director, isn't surprised. "Patrick's previous jail experiences spooked him, so he fled," says Staines. "If Patrick had been sentenced for his first crime under the new act and come to us right away, things might have been different." See also JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS. Maclean's June 9, 2003 Author SUSAN MCCLELLAND
Consults lawyer POLICE SEX SQUAD PROBES PROFESSOR; He says he watched man and 12-year-old boy by Scott Burnside
Metro Police will be given articles by Ryerson journalism professor Gerald Hannon advocating sex between adults and children and a videotape in which he confirms watching an adult/child sex act, a prosecutor says.
"I understand that this has been brought to the attention of the Metropolitan Toronto police, specifically the SIS," prosecutor Calvin Barry said yesterday. The Special Investigative Services unit, formerly the morality squad, deals with allegations of child pornography.
Hannon, who teaches freelance journalism at Ryerson, is a longtime proponent of "intergenerational" sex. But the issue resurfaced last week when Sun columnist Heather Bird reported Hannon was discussing his beliefs with students.
Ryerson is investigating the popular professor while Hannon has defended himself on radio and television programs.
During a weekend debate on CBC's On The Line program, Hannon admitted he wrote an article detailing an incident in which he watched a man having sex with a 12-year-old boy in a tent in the country.
"You were not there. I was. I don't write fiction. It happened," Hannon told Bird during the show.
When told Sunday his comments might lead to a police investigation, Hannon seemed taken aback. "You're kidding," he said. Later, he said he wouldn't comment until speaking with a lawyer.
Barry, who's prosecuted many sex offenders, said there are several areas of the Criminal Code that deal with issues of sex with children and child pornography.
It is illegal, for instance, to counsel, solicit or incite someone to commit a crime, even if the person doesn't actively participate in the crime, Barry said.
In the article in which Hannon mentioned the tent incident, Men Loving Boys Loving Men, Hannon describes going with a man into the country to observe the "relationship" the man had forged with a 12-year-old farmboy.
Barry said that regardless of whether a child consents to sex, if they are under age 14, it's a criminal act.
"Consent is not an issue," he said.
The Criminal Code also refers to sexual exploitation of anyone under age 18 by a person in a position of trust or authority.
The Men Loving Boys article, the focus of an earlier criminal charge which ended with Hannon's acquittal, describes various sexual relationships between men and boys.
Changes to child pornography laws in 1993 allow an accused to cite scientific, artistic or educational merit in defending allegedly pornographic material.
Ryerson spokesman Arnice Cadieux said the university probe should be completed by the end of next week.
Calvin (Cal) Barry was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1988 after graduating with an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. He articled with Gardner, Roberts and worked as a Highway Traffic Act Prosecutor with the Provincial Prosecutors Office before moving to his current position as Assistant Crown Attorney with the Office of the Crown Attorney in 1988. He has appeared as a Criminal Prosecutor in all levels of Trial Courts.
Cal’s community involvement includes serving as past co-ordinator of the United Way fundraiser for the Downtown office, past fundraiser for the hildren’s Wish Foundation, past participant in the Metropolitan Toronto Police Torch Run for charity, Chairperson of the Sunnybrook Stables Fundraiser for the Canadian Olympic Equestrian Team, and past member of the District Attorney’s Association (U.S.A.). He served as Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Prosecutors, Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association (1996) and as a co-organizer of the Annual Jack Hughes Memorial Crown Attorney’s Baseball Tournament (1991-95). Cal is a member of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association and has worked as Treasurer of the Association (1994-95) and as a member of the ssociation’s Finance Committee (1996-97). He has also served as a member of the Toronto Mayor’s Task Force on Drugs (1995-98). He is currently a Director on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association.