Convicted High-Risk Pedophile Lurks Around Town

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ Convicted high-risk sex offender James Reginald Wickenden A.K.A. โ€œJay Wickโ€ was spotted today by furious neighbours driving down the street, headed out and about.

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Neighbours that live near the convicted pedophiles home in the 500 block of Acadia Court have expressed outrage in the justice system for releasing this man. One could say that the Justice of the Peace who ordered Wickenden released, might have thrown the justice system into disrepute.

Sources indicate that Wickenden moved into Thunder Bay long ago, after being released from jail for sex crimes involving children. He was in prison for raping two girls aged 7 and 10 in Georgina, Ontario in March of 2012. This was not his first time either, he has other charges for sexual assault involving children.

The parole board deemed Wickenden as โ€œhigh risk to re-offendโ€ and a psychiatrists report claimed he has the mind of a pedophile and is highly unlikely able to be rehabilitated.

After his release from jail, Wickenden moved in with his Father in the 500 block of Acadia Court. He soon started visiting neighbours in the neighbourhood with his father present. It is believed he started the โ€œgrooming processโ€ with children in the area.

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After a curious parent looked into the โ€œJay Wickโ€ a little bit, it was quickly determined that he was a complete sicko pedophile and police were called right away.

Initially, James Wickenden was charged with 4 counts or breaching his court-ordered prohibition not to be around kids, parks, schools, daycares, or anywhere children are likely to be. After an investigation, the charge count rose to 9. He was arrested in March of 2019 in Thunder Bay.

Wickenden had a two-day bail hearing near the end of April in which numerous members of the public packed the courtroom to show the courts that they do not want this convicted sex offender/pedophile being released into their neighbourhood. Despite the evidence against Wickenden and the obvious public outrage, he was granted release and is back in the 500 block of Acadia Court. The area is jam-packed with families, children and numerous schools within a short walking distance.

Wickenden can be seen driving his fatherโ€™s truck in the image provided by a concerned neighbour. His father is in the passenger seat. If you have any photos of Wickenden or relevant information, please email it to tips@trcctb.com.

With files from Thunder Bay Courthouse โ€“ Inside Edition

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17 Replies to “Convicted High-Risk Pedophile Lurks Around Town”

  1. Our “justice” system in this town is a joke at best.

    Is this just a Thunder Bay thing or are all judges and courts in this province lenient, submissive flunkies bending to the whims of defence lawyers?

    There’s no wonder why criminals continue to habitually re-offend. They’ve very little to fear from out “justice” system. A stern finger wagging and a brief lecture and away they go. If you murder someone, you might see a few months in jail. Anything less and you’re out on bail committing crimes until your next appearance.

    Pity the hard working cops who bust their asses day in and day out only to be laughed at by arrested criminals within days or even hours after being arrested and appearing in court.

    Society as we know it, depends on laws to enforce rules for basic acceptable behaviour. With little to no enforcement of these rules, criminals of all kind will take liberty to do as they wish. The fabric of our society is at risk due to lawlessness and a weak judicial system. How long before our cops finally say “Piss on it.”, and let the city slide into anarchy?

    There needs to be an overhaul of the courts and judges in this city.

  2. How much time did he do for molesting these kids? Whatever it was, it was way too short. He must have been in protective custody otherwise, he wouldn’t have made it out as a functioning person.

    Letting these chronic criminals out is not only a danger to society, it’s a slap in the face of the parents and loved ones of these children. What psychological damage did this pervert do to those kids? Don’t judges connect those dots? If they do, why do they let these snakes out?

  3. Glad to see people keeping a close eye on this p.o.s. If someone out there ever see’s this thing, yes consider it a thing cause its clearly not human, if you see it/him near a school park child or anywhere thats questionable.. even if he has a fkn bag of skittles in his hand,, dont be afraid to speak up! Pull out your phone and snap a picture or video and post it on here or facebook, and to the first person who can catch this m.f. slippin i will personally reward you 100$ . Lets get these poor kids theyre neighborhood back. Theres no words to describe how despicable this goof is. Hes worse than someone convicted for murder. His victims have to live with that forever haunting them not to mention the unending issues to follow everyone affected by it. I bet his father holds his head in shame everyday he walks out his front door with his “son” whom he has to ensure doesnt harm a CHILD . a fkng poor lil child. Shame on the j.p. for letting him out . All the guys who cant get out on bail for white collar crime, and this p.o.s. is walking free . …?????

    1. According to the article, it’s his father’s truck.

      Speaking of the father, why was he with his son visiting neighbourhood families with children? Certainly he must be aware of Jay-Wick’s bail conditions.

      Considering the son is a convicted pedophile, one would think the father would exercise considerable caution regarding who the son was in company of?

      If the judge was anywhere near cognizant, you’d think he/she would be questioning the actions of the father, the son’s “surety”? After all, the onus is on the surety to ensure the son abides by conditions laid out by the court. So, was that aspect simply overlooked or did the judge drop the ball???

  4. “He soon started visiting neighbours in the neighbourhood with his father present. It is believed he started the ‘grooming process’ with children in the area.”

    How? By announcing to the neighbours he’s a pedophile?

  5. With the amount of people that showed up in the court room and the amount of outrage expressed towards this POS being released,
    It wonโ€™t be surprising when Vigilante justice takes place.
    I just hope people remember to not do anything to hurt his parents.

  6. He needs to be put in jail he should not be released . Our children are at risk, please do something !

  7. He went with his father to neighbors places that had children, knowing his son was just released for being a POS. It seems to me that the father could also be a POS and be helping his son reoffend. Why would the courts release the POS to his father again when it didn’t stop the first time.

  8. My favourite part of this site is the fact you keep tabs on the perverts. It is important to be able to recognize the enemy. Thanks!

  9. Put him in population when in jail to hell with this protective custody for these pervs let them get what they deserve. No matter what another person in prison is there for they do not take kindly to pedophiles and child molesters lots of these men have family of their own even though they are there in jail and they still feel responsibility to their family. By the time they are through with him he would wish he never ever looked at a child if he should live to get out of prison himself. I realize that these kind of men have mental issues and if they are going to be released back into the public then they should be castrated so then he can never attack another child.

  10. This is the price we pay to be too Liberal! Our country needs to bring back the death penalty! How can our government allow someone to destroy the life of a child(ren) and then release said person back into society knowing they will most likely reoffend? Makes me sick to my stomach!

    1. It’s not govt (although they are responsible for our uber liberal attitude toward disgusting criminals), it’s our excessively liberal judges that are too weak kneed to lay down the law. We need to look at our justice system and judges who care more for criminals than they do victims.

  11. This guy come around my kids in any way Iโ€™ll muck him up n Iโ€™m a 5 foot female!

  12. Castration? Sure but you best take his arms and legs away, too. Bring back electroshock therapy and zap him until he doesnโ€™t blink anymore!

  13. Iโ€™ve heard itโ€™s a known thing that judges here are aligning their decisions based on the fact that jails in the area are at capacity. If someoneโ€™s sentence can be altered in a way that physically keeps them out of jail they are urged to do so.
    Itโ€™s pretty sad if thatโ€™s the case.

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