FASD & the Justice System

R. v. T.G.T., 2014 BCPC 210 (Doherty J.)

Sentencing of young person for aggravated assault, sexual assault, assault – sustained and repeated sexual assault of 15 yo girl, subsequent assault on another inmate while in custody – awful upbringing, no stability, neglect and abuse, result is “a fetal alcohol child who has now grown to be a 6’ 2” 240 lb man-child” – highly dangerous and unanswered question of whether he is even treatable – with intensive support and therapy might be able to control anger and impulses one day – four years further custody with first two to be served in a youth facility.