Parole board imposes conditions on sex offender’s release

Ryan Ross
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Steven Robert Bradley

A man who was sentenced to more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting two people and was denied parole last year will be automatically released from custody.

Robert Steven Bradley was sentenced on Jan. 18, 2012, to serve three years, 11 months and 15 days in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault that the judge in the case described as reprehensible.

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Because he has served two-thirds of his sentence, Bradley was automatically eligible for statutory release.

Although he is being released, Correctional Service Canada recommended the Parole Board of Canada impose special conditions on his release.

Those conditions include that he must avoid contact with his victims, or any members of their families, and he can’t be in the presence of anyone younger than 16 unless accompanied by an adult who knows his criminal history and has been approved by his parole officer.

Bradley also has to live in a community residential facility once he is released and is prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs, other than over the counter medications or those prescribed by a doctor.

Those conditions will remain in place until the end of his sentence.

In a report issued last month, the parole board said Bradley’s offences were serious because they caused harm to his male victim who he abused for several years. Bradley used drugs and alcohol to seduce his male victim and forced himself on the female victim who he tried to have sex with despite her attempts to get away from him.

The parole board said it believed several factors, including Bradley’s sexual deviancy, his substance abuse and his inability to control his sexual impulses, were factors that could lead to him committing an offence involving violence.

A psychological report assessed his risk to reoffend in a sexual manner as in the high end of the moderate range.

The parole board said Bradley continued to deflect blame and rationalize his deviant sexual behaviour.

“This indicates that you lack insight into the dynamics of your offences and the gains you have made thus far are limited,” the board said.

In giving its decision, the board said the conditions were considered reasonable and necessary to protect society and facilitate his successful reintegration into society.

 

rross@theguardian.pe.ca

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Organizations: Correctional Service Canada, Parole Board of Canada

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  • chris ohalloran
    February 07, 2014 - 13:45

    To reside in a halfway house pei should be so proud they dont believe in halfway houses they let other places deal with there problems and thats nnot right pei is the only place in canada that dosent have there own halfway house and thats a sin dont get me wrong i dont want these people around me either but to give our problems to someone else isnt right either so come on get with the times pei and stop sending your problems else where

  • Lilly
    February 06, 2014 - 12:04

    Just to look at his face makes me want to THROW UP.

  • community member
    February 06, 2014 - 09:53

    This person lived in my community. It is said that he will be moving back afterwards. This is terrible. Watch out for your children in Kings country people. But in fact the island is so small it wouldn't matter where he is at!!!

  • vick
    February 06, 2014 - 06:46

    A psychological report assessed his risk to reoffend in a sexual manner as in the high end of the moderate range. The parole board said Bradley continued to deflect blame and rationalize his deviant sexual behaviour. “This indicates that you lack insight into the dynamics of your offences and the gains you have made thus far are limited,” the board said. But yet your releasing him?

  • Allan Younker
    February 06, 2014 - 01:55

    These disgusting pieces of trash should remain in prison until they are ready for their casket.

  • Confused
    February 06, 2014 - 01:48

    So, this is saying this societal farce is definitely not ready for release...but is being released anyways? Am I reading this right?

  • Joe Doe
    February 05, 2014 - 21:52

    DON'T YOU JUST LOVE OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM

  • justanotherislander
    February 05, 2014 - 17:47

    OMG! It would be helpful to know the area he lives or intends to live, or the area of PEI where he has connections? It appears both young boys and girls are at risk. In what area should parents be the most vigilant?

    • sally
      February 06, 2014 - 11:44

      In the U.S.A. I believe all sex offenders can be found on a public map. Do we have this policy in Canada ? I want to know where he lives so I could warn my kids if he was in my neighborhood.