Ontario man who pleaded guilty to sex crimes against kids designated dangerous offender

Ontario man who pleaded guilty to sex crimes against kids designated dangerous offender

Warning: Some readers may find this story disturbingBARRIE, Ont. – An Ontario man who pleaded guilty to sex crimes against young children and animals has been designated a dangerous offender.A Barrie, Ont., judge said Shayne Lund has shown a “complete inability to control his sexual impulses” and only expressed a desire to do so after his arrest in 2013. Story continues below

Justice Joseph Kenkel told the court Lund could not be trusted to commit to psychological treatment given his “history of manipulation and deceit” and that sexual gratification has so far been the main focus of his life.The dangerous offender designation means Lund could be imprisoned indefinitely.Lund pleaded guilty to 35 charges including sexually assaulting and conspiring to sexually assault children as young as two years old, bestiality, and making child pornography.Court has heard Lund recruited his girlfriends, one of whom worked in early childhood education, to help him find children to sexually assault.Both women were sentenced as long-term offenders after pleading guilty to 11 charges.Lund’s father, an Ontario Provincial Police constable, appeared distraught as the ruling was read in court Wednesday.Mark Lund, a 27-year veteran of the force, was recently charged with obstruction of justice.Police have released no other details but say he was off-duty at the time of the alleged offence.

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