School officials found a Toronto-area teenager with a handwritten manifesto detailing a plan to abduct, torture, rape and kill a girl in the school’s “sound-proof music room.” The disturbing discovery came after a schoolmate was threatened with outrageous sexual violence in an online chat.
Quick intervention by a teacher and a call to police may have averted tragedy; a judge has declared the young man, who was 17 at the time, “a sadist” and found him guilty of threatening bodily harm.
The man, who cannot be identified by court order, had previously been expelled from a school and had just enrolled at a new school when he took an interest in his victim. He said he had raped someone before but charges were dropped and he had spent months in a psychiatric facility.
The case is an example of how intervention should work, youth advocates say.
From the victim confiding…
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