Man sentenced for underage sex attempts

Matthew Gauk
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A man who tried to arrange for a young child to watch him have sex was released from custody on Monday after serving 307 days while on remand.

A man who tried to arrange for a young child to watch him have sex was released from custody on Monday after serving 307 days while on remand.

According to the custom where remand days count two-fold, 54-year-old Richard Coroy was sentenced to time served and let go on one year's probation.

In his sentencing pronouncement, Justice R.D. Maher said he was troubled by Coroy's previous conviction for a similar offence in 2000 but he would accept the joint-submission by the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer on sentencing.

"I must say to you, Mr. Coroy - I don't know if you've ever played baseball but a third strike means you're finished," Maher said, suggesting that if Coroy is brought back for similar charges in the future he might be eligible for dangerous sex offender status and liable to indefinite imprisonment.

"The consequences might be more serious than you realize."

For more details, see Tuesday's Herald.

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  • The truth
    February 05, 2012 - 05:58

    There never was a victim. The cops bought drugs for a junkie to phone him over and over, PRETENDING she had procured a minor. When he refused to show up, he was arrested. That's why theres no victim impact statement of victim surcharge. Pure police entrapment which the police and newspaper didn't mention out of embarrassment the public would find out. Cathy, Gord, B, Tim, Ed lives and the others need to get the facts straight. Its strange all their comments were posted 11 months after the story was published within a 36 hour period

  • Observer
    November 20, 2009 - 06:49

    If you work it out...307 days on remand times 1.5 as they allow is 460.5 days which is about 1 1/4 yrs. So for abusing a child for the second conviction, this man had only a sentence of 1 1/4 yrs...or actual time of 84 % of a yr. Totally rediculous. There can be no cure for a what were the restrictions he had upon his first release? He reoffended and I will bet he does for a third time. Maybe Justice Maher would like him to be living next door to him or his family? Maybe that is the answer...upon release these sick men/women should be housed beside the residence of the judge who convicted them. I think there would be a sudden change to how justice is doled out after that!!

    • The truth
      February 03, 2012 - 15:50

      Hey Tired of it all: it was 20 months, not 11/4 years. The practice is because they are imprisoned while innocent, and unlike convicted inmates, remand doesn't get a daily stipend, in house jobs to earn extra money, self help or educational programs, re-integration programs like work camps or halfway houses and when they get aquitted, they don't get a cent of compensation for false imprisonment or libel and slander after being found innocent. There never was abuse because there was no victim. Learn to add and read before making silly coments

  • tired of it all
    November 19, 2009 - 18:05

    I keep reading about how inmates get less time as a custom when they have been on remand. Where does this practice come from? Is this just in Canada? Is it in the Criminal Code? Lots of these people should be in a penn but aren't because they serve all this remand time and crowd our jails. Getting no jail time means he didn't receive any treatment. Hmmm, when he reoffends, it'll be a hard argument for dangerous offender status if what he did if the past wasn't viewed as serious enough to get time.

    • The truth
      February 05, 2012 - 06:14

      It's laughable how all these wild eyed "indefinitely imprisoned" and "death penalty" zealots seem to fall conspicuously silent when a cop is convicted of kicking a defenseless woman in the head. What a bunch of hypocrites!!

  • Observer
    November 19, 2009 - 18:02

    Tell ya what about we put you in a bubble with a truck running. Then you can just sit there and smile and make absurb comparisons to your heart's content. Mean while, the rest of us will be trying to make the rest of the world a liveable, safe place to raise our children! Geesh...leave it to you to come up with a rediculous statement. Do you think life is made up of only one concern? To be a responsible Canadian citizen, it is our job to voice our concerns and make changes where needed. Our justice system is one area...conservation and the ecology is another. But that is only mentioning two of many. Grow up and think for a change instead of bouncing off on something that is stuck in your craw!

  • BK
    November 19, 2009 - 06:49

    Don't blame the judge here. The Crown Prosecutor sought only the sentence given. If he want or thought this guy deserved more time, he needed to ask for such.

  • b
    November 18, 2009 - 21:42

    great...just great. so he gets to mess up THREE kids instead of wonderfully kind of the judge.

    does anyone else find this the most disgusting legal system? Hey everyone in the free world..come to Canada and do whatever you want. Nothing will happen to you. Our kids are up for the taking.


  • Tim
    November 18, 2009 - 21:23

    I don't know if he will reoffend because he is sick but I do know that if he had been locked up kids would be safer for a while. Justice R.D. Maher should have locked him up indefinably.

  • r
    November 18, 2009 - 19:03

    extremely disgusted by the justice system...someone gets murdered the guilty walk....someone gets to slap or slur words at an official...they prolly get life for it...hell I think that the system will crucify someone for takin a leek on a tree when they cannot hold it in any longer...

  • Gord
    November 18, 2009 - 17:30

    The guy is a sick sick man he will re offend because he is so sick he doesn't think he is doing anything wrong, he probably thinks he is normal. This guy will do it again he has probably harmed children in the past just wasn't caught. When the judge let him go another child or many children just became victims in waiting. This truly is sick. Where is the death penalty when you need it.

  • Ed lives
    November 18, 2009 - 16:53

    indefinite imprisonment, HA as if! this will happen! You people are to worried about green house gas emissions and the so called crap global warming one years probation hahaha. BK the The Crown Prosecutor can only recommend, The judge here or any where else has the final say! obviously he does not care either. Now if it comes down to another election and this just might happen. Lets see if we hear any talk about changing the justice system in this unstable country! or do I have to hear more about that nonsense green house gas emissions! TELL ME WHATS MORE IMPORTANT,

  • kathy
    November 18, 2009 - 15:36

    do children no longer have the right to live their lives without the fear of this type of person trying to destroy them.