Sex criminal has more than 30 conditions tied to release
Stephen Leslie Logan is considered high risk to reoffend
SAINT JOHN • After serving 21⁄2 years in prison for a trio of sexual crimes against a 10-year-old girl, Stephen Leslie Logan has agreed to more than 30 court-ordered conditions tied to his release.
For the next two years, Logan, 31, must report in person to police, who must also be given all his passwords for his cell-phone,which cannot have Internet access or be used as a camera. The extensive list of conditions also aims to keep him from any contact with anyone under 16, including prohibiting from entering a relationship with a woman who’s the mother of a child under the age of 16. He also may not possess or view pornography of any kind, or be present or view a computer system being used for the purpose of viewing, reading or acquiring pornographic literature or photos. He also may not have any camera or video recording device.
Logan is now living in Hart House in Saint John, which is run by the John Howard Society. When his prison term expires next month, he’s expected to live at his mother’s home on Shamrock Street, in the Milford neighbourhood.
Police arrested Logan in 2012 after someone from the 10-year-old girl’s school called them to report that the child had complained about being invited to touch Logan’s “bad spot.” Logan was convicted in March 2013 to inviting the 10-year-old to touch him for a sexual purpose, sexually assaulting the child and making pornographic images of the girl.
Searching two of Logan’s cellphones, police found 459 images of the child on one phone and, using a recovery program, found 3,500 more images that had been deleted. There was no evidence that Logan shared the images.
According to documents from the Parole Board of Canada, Logan is at high risk to reoffend in the next three years.
The verdict positions Logan as an outlier, a she was classified as belonging to a cohort wherein only one in five are likely to reoffend within a three-year period. But the circumstances of Logan’s crimes
– that he committed the acts on repeated occasions in excess,threatened the child to keep her quiet and attempted to blame the girl when questioned by police
– led the parole board to conclude that Logan “clearly established a propensity for such behaviour.”
Logan was granted parole in November 2014, but this was only allowed if he agreed to be housed in a community-based residential facility. There are five such facilities in New Brunswick, Hart House being one of them.
Several other conditions were imposed for his parole as well, including that he follow a treatment plan, not own or possess a mobile phone,and have restricted engagement with children.
Despite completing multiple rehabilitation programs in prison, the parole board determined Logan’s “risk for sexual recidivism is in the high range.”
“(Correctional Services of Canada) indicated that you struggle to see the harm you caused, your victim empathy and remorse are superficial, and you continue to place blame on the victim,” reads the 2014 parole board report.
It’s been identified that Logan needs “high improvement”when it comes to his emotional state, and needs “moderate”improvement for education/employment, community functioning and his attitude.
A 2013 sexual offender assessment also declared Logan as having a high possibility to reoffend. The assessment also found that his intervention need was high and his response to treatment is low.
On Thursday, Logan listened to the judge read out his extensive list of conditions,keeping his head propped up against his balled-up fist.Logan,who had a beard when he was sentenced, now had his black facial hair trimmed into a short goatee.
The court order was a result of an allegation made to Saint John Police, in which someone expressed fear that Logan was likely to reoffend. Under the Criminal Code,such an allegation can be put before a provincial court judge to have the accused placed on conditions. If the accused refuses or fails to comply with the order,the judge can send the accused to prison for up to a year.
While in most instances such court orders can only be put in place for one year after parole,the period can be extended for up to two years if the victim in the previous sexual offence was under the age of 16.
According to the parole board, the circumstances of Logan’s convictions“meet the criteria for serious harm.”His victim is said to have been significantly impacted, and the report also states that Logan had previously been suspected of sexually assaulting the same victim, although no charges were laid.
Mike Landry Telegraph-Journal
Sorry Erin, I still haven’t been able to find a photo, if you find one attach it to this article.