http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...entencing.htmlThe lawyers for a Burnaby, B.C., man who admitted to having sex with young girls while travelling overseas say their client was just a customer of willing participants.
Klassen's lawyers argued he should only serve five to six years.
They said Klassen engaged in a commercial transaction when he had sex with girls the Crown says were as young as eight years old.
The girls were delivered to Klassen for money, they said, and were willing participants.
The lawyers argued Klassen was just a customer, buying sex from a well-established trade, and not the predator Crown prosecutors made him out to be.
They argued Klassen was simply availing himself of an existing situation, and the fact that countries like Cambodia and Colombia don't protect against sex tourism is not his fault — in fact, the lax enforcement is equal to a quasi-acceptance of the child sex trade.
Sorry if this is a dupe... I tried to search for it!
I would really like to line this guy and his lawyers up, and kick them repeatedly in the groin with with steel toed boot studded with 4 inch concrete nails...
and just as an aside... I REALLY hate when people comment on articles like this with their own propaganda...