Intervener, Beyond Borders, pleased with Supreme Court decision on internet
luring case

OTTAWA, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - The Supreme Court of Canada today, dismissed the appeal of Craig Bartholomew Legare, who had been charged with the Internet luring of a 12-year-old girl. Beyond Borders, which had intervener status in this case, hails the decision as positive for the nation's children.

Read the decision: http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2009/2009scc56/2009scc56.html

"By recognizing that Internet luring can occur even where an adult has no intent to actually meet the child, the Court has interpreted the offence so that it affords maximum protection for children," states Beyond Borders co-founder, Mark Hecht. "This decision places Canada in the forefront of international child law, maintaining the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child."

Beyond Borders is Canada's global voice against child sexual exploitation. http://www.beyondborders.org.

SOURCE Beyond Borders

For further information: For further information: Mark Hecht, (613) 220-6362; Rosalind Prober, (204) 793-7080

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