The Parole Board of Canada has denied day parole to a 36-year-old Prince Edward Island man sentenced to two years in prison in June of last year for engaging in sexual activity with an underage girl.
Documents provided by the parole board state that local police opposed Dennis Patrick McGillvray’s application for day parole and that his case management team had several reservations as well.
The case management team believed, among other things, that McGillvray lacked insight into his offending; that he did not have a viable self-management plan; and that he had not sufficiently addressed the factors which led to his criminality.
“As such they feel your risk is not manageable in the community at this time and they recommend denying your day parole.”
In assessing McGillvray’s case against the pre-release criteria, the board said it was of the opinion that he has difficulty in setting boundaries with females, something they believe led to his sexually deviant acts. The board said it was satisfied that he had limited insight as to his offending cycle, given the manner in which he rationalizes and blames others.
McGillvray has been assessed as low risk to reoffend. Still the board believes his gains in understanding his offence cycle have been limited.
The board told McGillvray that he had not made sufficient progress towards his risk related areas.
“If you were to reoffend the board is of the opinion that you could commit a similar type of offence for which you are serving your sentence.”
In addition to denying McGillvray’s application for day parole the board also imposed a number of specialized conditions which come into play on the date of his statutory release in October. Those conditions stipulate that he have no contact with the victim or her family. He will also be prohibited from having any contact with any female under the age of 18 years unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
A further prohibition stipulates that he not associate with any person he knows or has reason to believe is associated with criminal activity.
These conditions will remain in place until July of 2014 when McGillvray’s sentence would ordinarily have been completed.