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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:37 AM
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U.S. teacher exiled to Canada after sexual abuse conviction
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/10/23/exile.html


An American teacher convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old student has been exiled to Canada as punishment in an unusual case that has immigration experts questioning its legality.

A U.S. judge gave Malcolm Watson a choice between serving as much as a year behind bars or agreeing to a three-year exile in Canada. Watson, a 35-year-old former teacher at Buffalo Seminary in New York state, chose Canada.

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Incredible. So what made the judge think that we want to have him? :eyesroll:
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:41 AM
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1. Poor guy!
Canada is a hell hole, what with the free healthcare, no government tapping of phone calls, and loose pot laws.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:41 AM
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2. Shows what the US thinks of Canada doesn't it?
Take that, George W. Harper
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:43 AM
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3. Yeah, but I just can't understand how the judge can think this will fly.
If Canada refuses to let him in, the guy is not going to get in period. This is probably the stupidest sentence (spelling?) I've ever read in my life.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:43 AM
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4. Talk about setting a bad precedent!
Too bad it's only for three years....
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:44 AM
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5. Why are we inflicting this bastard on our friends to the north?
What is wrong with that judge? :crazy:
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 AM
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8. I don't know, I just don't see how that can fly.... nt
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 11:49 AM by Bassic
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:47 AM
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6. I knew a girl in college who had an affair with a teacher in high school.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 11:47 AM by Gentle Giant
Was still living with him when I met her at UNLV. He was a real piece of shit, too. Soon after I met her she ended up moving away from him and in with some friends. I don't believe the calculus (yes, you read that right) teacher ever got in trouble either.

Edit - To clarify, they got involved in her senior year of high school when she was still under 18.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 AM
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7. Exactly how does a U.S. judge get to decide who will live in Canada??
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:50 AM
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9. He can't. the guy can be denied entry.
So what happens then?
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