One lone name stood out on the press release outlining those charged in the monstrous serial molestation of a little Hamilton girl.
Can I remind you, she’s seven.
And while he was not directly connected to the little girl, the only name on that release was Geoffrey Burnet. And so far, he’s the only one we have.
According to cops, the girl’s mother’s boyfriend was allegedly offering her for sale on Craigslist. Seven people were arrested — no names. In the case of the mom and her boyfriend it’s easy to see why there were no names.
As for the others? Quite possibly relatives as well.
It brought back memories of the horrific police investigation called Project Jericho that ravaged the Eastern Ontario town of Prescott in the late 1980s.
The probe focused on a pedophile ring that had existed in the town for decades. Fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandfathers, sons and daughters. Generations of moral and physical debauchery, leaving profoundly broken people in its wake.
All were engaged in a carnival of horror and twisted despair with young children. (more...)