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‘Canada made him our problem,’ U.S. prosecutor says of deported sex predator

‘Canada made him our problem,’ U.S. prosecutor says of deported sex predator
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A convicted killer and sexual predator who could have spent his life in Canadian prison is instead back in the United States today, with an American prosecutor questioning the National Parole Board’s logic in sending him her way.

The Canadian parole board authorized the release and deportation of William Shrubsall in November, saying he would “face many more years” of incarceration in Niagara County, New York.

William Shrubsall, a 47-year-old convicted killer and sexual predator, was deported to the United States after a Canadian parole board decision in November. An American prosecutor, however, says Canada was in a better position to keep Shrubsall in jail, designated as a dangerous offender due to his violent attacks on Nova Scotia women.  (Dreamstime.com)

However, Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek says the 47-year-old could be eligible for parole from U.S. prison in as little as four years and eight months.

That’s if she manages to secure a conviction and the maximum sentence for Shrubsall jumping bail during his 1996 trial in Niagara County for sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl he met at a party.

The American prosecutor says Canada was in a better position to keep Shrubsall in jail, designated as a dangerous offender due to his violent attacks on Nova Scotia women.

The court proceedings that led the rare designation lasted over two months, and heard that some of his Canadian victims have suffered disabilities that will last a lifetime.

Shrubsall’s record also includes bludgeoning his mother to death with a baseball bat in their home the night before his graduation, a crime committed while he was a juvenile.
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