Here’s a helpful piece of advice for parents in the Toronto area: Don’t let your daughters join one of the Toronto Blue Jays dance troupes. It’s just not a very good idea no matter how good of an opportunity you think it is for her.
I know that you may possibly think that it’s cute to have your daughter dress up in one of those cute little outfits and have her dance for nearly 30,000 people, and if her dream is to grow up and be a dancer, by all means, encourage her. Just don’t let her do it at Blue Jays games. Not unless your cool with her having sex with the choreographer on film, anyway.
From the TORONTO SUN:
Ontario’s top court has ruled a once-respected choreographer who worked with top stars and the Toronto Blue Jays’ dance troupes will have his name added to the national sex offender registry.
In 2007, Sean Debidin’s trial on several sex charges involving a 15-year-old girl ended abruptly when he entered a guilty plea.
Although prosecutors asked that Debidin’s name be added to the sex offender registry, the trial judge did not grant the order.
On Monday, Ontario’s highest court overturned that decision.
Debidin’s name will be on the list for 20 years, because apparently after 21 years he’ll be completely cured of his love for young girls. During his trial Debidin admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old girl who was a member of one of the Blue Jays dance troupes he choreographed from July 2003 through May 2004. He also admitted to videotaping the two of them while they had sex.
Now here’s the thing that really troubles me about this story, though, and that’s the law in Canada. Apparently it’s totally cool for a 40-year old man to have sex with a 14-year old in Canada, just as long as that 40-year old isn’t in a position of trust with the child. Someone like a coach or a teacher. So apparently if your just some old man on the street that bumps into a 14-year old girl, as long as she doesn’t trust you, you can have sex with her. Because that makes sense.